Gambling in football: How much is too much?

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Sharman, S. 2020. Gambling in football: How much is too much? Managing Sport and Leisure. https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1811135
AuthorsSharman, S.
Abstract

Football and gambling have a long, intertwined history. This commentary seeks to explore the changing nature and implications of this relationship, how the relationship has been affected by COVID-19, and how the relationship may change in the future. No new data were collected for this commentary. The commentary identifies some recent examples, and some examples from the more distant annals of football history, of the often-controversial history between football and gambling before discussing the increased prevalence of gambling industry shirt sponsors. Research highlighting the saturation of gambling in football is then discussed, and the implications of this. Different Government and Football Association responses to gambling in football, and the potential impact of COVID-19 related legislation are examined, before recommendations from the recent Lord Gambling Industry Committee are considered. The discussion of research in gambling and football highlights some of the ethical considerations facing clubs and legislators. This commentary brings together some of the issues surrounding the close relationship between gambling and football.

Journal Managing Sport and Leisure
ISSN2375-0472
Year2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1811135
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Accepted13 Aug 2020
Deposited28 Sep 2020
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Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Managing Sport and Leisure on 02/09/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23750472.2020.1811135.
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