Revealed: Football League clubs taking cut of gamblers’ losses with SkyBet

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  • Document shows 72 ‘affiliates’ were entitled to ‘share of losses’
  • Premier League clubs urged to reveal if they have similar deals

English football clubs have been taking a cut of the money fans lose with the bookmaker SkyBet, the Guardian can reveal, prompting accusations that they are exploiting supporters and gambling addicts.

An internal document shows that members of the Football League (EFL), comprising the 72 clubs outside the Premier League, operated as “affiliates” for SkyBet. An affiliate is a middleman who encourages a gambler to bet with a particular company, which then pays them a percentage of the money that person goes on to lose, sometimes for the rest of their life.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/sep/28/football-league-clubs-taking-cut-of-gamblers-losses-with-skybet under the title “Revealed: Football League clubs taking cut of gamblers’ losses with SkyBet”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.