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To: The FA
Stop gambling companies broadcasting football
Take away FA Cup broadcasting rights from betting companies
Why is this important?
For too many football fans, it’s not possible to watch a football match unless they have multiple bets. With betting companies showing matches for free as long as you place a bet, the link between football and problem gambling is made even stronger.
By selling broadcasting rights to betting companies like Bet 365, the FA is fuelling a gambling addiction crisis. The NHS estimates that more than 400,000 people in England have a gambling addiction. It’s costing the UK £1.2 bn a year and has ruined lives.
The FA should do the right thing and terminate the contract with all betting companies and not allow them to show live FA Cup matches.