English Premier League set to ban gambling sponsors on shirts

English Premier League set to ban gambling sponsors on shirts

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  • Justin Byers, Front Office Sports
July 19, 2022 10:34 PM
  • Justin Byers, Front Office Sports

Premier League clubs are expected to agree to a voluntary ban on new gambling shirt sponsorship deals, according to The Times.

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Earlier this month, the top-flight soccer league asked its clubs to voluntarily ban new gambling shirt sponsor deals in an effort to circumvent potential legislation. In order for the ban to be approved, 14 of the league’s 20 clubs will need to vote in favor of the potential change.

Last season, 10 clubs had gambling company shirt sponsors. The ban could see those clubs miss out on between $6 million to $12 million per year. It would not include shirt-sleeve deals, only front-of-shirt pacts.