FA Ends Sponsorship Deal with Ladbrokes

FA Ends Sponsorship Deal with Ladbrokes

The English Football Association (FA) has ended its sponsorship with betting company Ladbrokes following a three-month review into the governing body's relationship with gambling firms.

The review looked at the FA’s approach to taking betting sponsorship, whilst being responsible for the regulation of sports betting within the sport's rules. It was agreed that the FA would end its commercial sponsorship with Ladbrokes and all betting companies from the end of the 2016-17 season.

The FA confirmed in a statement they would continue to work alongside betting companies, including Ladbrokes, ‘as they play a key role in sharing information on suspect betting patterns and so help in regulating the game’. 

The full FA press release can be found here.

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