The ban on betting brands as shirt sponsors is going to be supported by the premier league clubs

The ban on betting brands as shirt sponsors is going to be supported by the premier league clubs

The Times has reported that if certain conditions are met, the ban on betting shirt sponsorships will be supported by the premier league clubs.

Next week, the top 20 football teams in England will meet to discuss the proposal.

The League was under pressure earlier this month to drop gambling brands as their main shirt sponsors, but a government shakeup led it to relax its stance. There was a discussion tabled for the upcoming meeting.

According to the Times, club sources indicate that the voluntary ban will be passed.

This requires the support of 14 teams, including the so-called big six.

None of these clubs currently have a gambling brand as its main shirt sponsor, though seven other top-flight clubs do.

Maintaining sleeve sponsorships and a three-season transitional period is what teams are expected to insist on.

Regardless of next week’s outcome, a vote on the proposal will likely not occur until at least September when the UK’s political environment is more stable.

The White Paper on gambling reform will be published around this time after a delay last week saw it pushed back once again, this time until a new Prime Minister is found.

There were reports in May that the UK Government was considering banning betting shirt sponsorships, but this was later dropped in favor of a voluntary agreement.

Summary:

Premier League clubs will support a ban on betting shirt sponsorships if certain conditions are met, the Times reported. This requires the backing of 14 teams, including the so-called big six: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham. However, none currently has a gambling brand as its main shirt sponsor, though seven other top-flight clubs do.