UK: Investigation finds gambling operators are targeting Fantasy Premier League players

UK: Investigation finds gambling operators are targeting Fantasy Premier League players

Article brief provided by BBC News
  • Tom Grundy, BBC News
August 13, 2023 7:20 PM

The gambling industry is targeting adverts at players of Fantasy Premier League, an online football game that is open to children, the BBC has found.

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We found gambling ads and promotions on some of the biggest FPL-related podcasts, sites and social media feeds. One major podcast, The FPL Wire, has removed gambling ads on its content as a result of our findings.

It was featuring adverts for Fairplay Exchange, a company that lets people place personal bets against each other.

In a statement made after this article was first published, the podcast said it had not and would not be accepting any compensation for its association with Fairplay Exchange.