Revealed: the ‘dire consequences’ of football’s relationship with gambling


• Some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets
• ‘Gambling is the worst addiction,’ major new study is told

The relentless involvement of betting companies in football has drawn a generation of young men into strongly associating their support for the game with gambling, leading to “dire consequences” for many, a major new study has found.

The explosion in marketing and sponsorship since the last Labour government deregulated gambling in 2005, combined with the ease of online betting via smartphones, has resulted in the “gamblification” of watching football, according to the research conducted by Dr Darragh McGee of the University of Bath.

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Source: Football News
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