Gambling firms agree TV advertising ban

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Horse racing will be exempt from the restrictions – given the commercial importance of gambling on its viability – but all other sports will be included. However, it is the impact on football where the ban will be felt the most, especially given the financial value of the sport to both the gambling companies and broadcasters. Nearly 60% of clubs in Englands top two divisions have gambling companies as shirt sponsors. Final ratification is needed from the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) before the ban comes into force. That should be a formality, according to industry insiders, and could come as early as this month or in early 2019. Share this with
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