Sponsorship deal with W88

Sponsorship deal with W88

According to a report from The Athletic, W88 will sponsor Cottagers in the upcoming season.

The UK Government is said to be planning on banning gambling sponsorships in English football, as a result of an ongoing discussion. The Gambling Act 2005 is being reviewed by the Government.

W88 was briefly listed as its shirt sponsor in the handbook for the upcoming season, but it has yet to officially announce its new sponsor for its return to the top flight. The name of the betting firm was removed from the handbook.

W88 has sponsored a number of clubs in the premier league. World Mobile had already moved to the club’s shirt sleeves and training gear, so it would replace them as the club’s main shirt sponsor.

A survey done by the Fulham Supporters’ Trust last year found that almost half of respondents would be uncomfortable with a gambling firm being the club’s main sponsor.

“We know that many fans are uncomfortable with gambling shirt sponsors, and a significant number have told us that they don’t buy replica shirts and other merchandise because of it.”

With the likelihood of a voluntary ban on gambling front of shirt sponsors being agreed by the Premier League imminently, it appears that Fulham, along with other clubs, are taking the last opportunity to get revenue from overseas gambling companies that don’t operate in the UK.”

The Stake.com brand is set to appear on the men’s and women’s playing shirts and on screens at the club’s training ground as part of the club’s new main partner agreement.

In less than a month, over 20,000 people had signed a petition opposing the sponsorship deal, with fans upset at seeing a gambling firm associated with the club.

Summary:

W88 will sponsor Fulham for the 2022/23 Premier League season, according to a report from The Athletic. W88 has previously sponsored Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace. It would replace blockchain telecommunications network World Mobile as Fulham’s main shirt sponsor, with World Mobile having already moved to the club’s shirt sleeves and training gear.