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Football Today

Dec 14, 2020

In the 2002-2003 season, Fulham became the first team to be sponsored by a betting company (Betfair). Last season, half the Premier League had betting sponsors on the front of their shirts.

Gambling and football's relationship is as strong as ever. 

However, change is on the horizon. Last week, the UK government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport began collecting evidence for its review on gambling laws. 

Today we ask, what’s is football's relationship with gambling and what reform is necessary?
Rob Davies (@ByRobDavies) is a Business Reporter for the Guardian where he covers gambling, alcohol, tobacco and secondary ticketing.
Dr. Steve Sharman (@stevesharman81) is a Research Fellow for the National Addiction Centre and King's College London.

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The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions.

‘Gra Hovedvoi’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘Trod Along’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘Are We Loose Yet’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘True Blue Sky’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘Capering’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘The Consulate’ by Blue Dot Sessions

‘Peacetime’ by Blue Dot Sessions

Clips Used: BT Sport, Sky Sports