English football league club Bolton wanderers has declared that it will no longer offer any gambling provisions at its arena. They have announced that they will neither engage in any new commercial collaboration with gambling promotors.
The one third-tier club stated that matchday gambling kiosks will be banned from Boston university stadium. They also announced that there will no shirt sponsorship or collaboration with the companies representing the gambling industry.
Wanderers said that they will be humble to the EFL’s commercial cooperation with the Sky Bet. However, they will not participate in any other activity of promoting gambling or betting online besides the existing lawful requirements.
They vowed to brace charities and companies that seek to offer assistance for those facing betting addiction.
Bolton Wanderers took part in the premier league from 2001 to 2012. During this time they were under 188bet sponsorship for four years. Both spin and Betfred have also sponsored the club.
Neil Hart who is the chief executive of the club stated that they acknowledge that most people want to do online gambling, He added that the league also has a commercial collaboration with gambling firms in place and they respect that.
However, he added that they will not participate in any activity to encourage betting alongside the current EFL lawful requirements.
Wanderers will pursue its club’s lottery as an appeal to income supports. The club in the company of its community project, they have collaborated with Whysup, which is a charity based in Bolton. The agenda is to create awareness on mental health and addiction.
This declaration comes after reports propose the UK Government will prohibit betting firms from financing football shirts. This suggestion comes after the review of gambling laws.
It has been reported that the white paper gambling act review will ban the front-of-shirt logos of betting firms. A broader ban includes fieldside hoardings and TV Commercials which are under review, though not likely to happen at the current stage.
Early this year, EFL club Forest Green Rovers supported the big step movement, calling for the termination of all gambling advertising. The campaign was established by the Gambling with lives, was created to assist those addicted to gambling-related effects.