Betting companies offer to drop exclusive FA Cup coverage after criticism

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  • FA had opened talks over withdrawing from deals
  • Rights can go to FA or elsewhere, say betting companies

The seven UK betting companies with exclusive rights to screen FA Cup matches have offered to cancel the exclusivity and allow the Football Association to show games itself following sustained criticism.

The move comes after the FA opened talks over withdrawing from the controversial arrangement. It held discussions with IMG, the marketing giant which bought the Cup rights then struck deals with seven UK betting companies: Bet365, Betfair, William Hill, Coral, Ladbrokes, Unibet and Paddy Power.

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Written by David Conn and Rob Davies
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/09/fa-talks-ending-exclusive-cup-deals-betting-companies under the title “Betting companies offer to drop exclusive FA Cup coverage after criticism”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.