Paul Pettigrew, a former footballer, and gambler claims that when he asked a class of 15-year-olds how many firms they knew, they responded with 13 different names.
“The advertising works – 100 percent,” says the former Morton player, who lost £32,000 by the age of 19.
As part of its review of the Gambling Act, the UK government is considering banning gambling sponsorship in football, but English Football League chairman Rick Parry says such a decision could cause some of the league’s 72 clubs to “go under..”
What kind of impact would a ban have on clubs? Is there any way to find a happy medium?