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FA Ends 4 Year Deal With Ladbrokes In Just 12 Months

FA Ends 4 Year Deal With Ladbrokes In Just 12 Months

Just after 12 months into a four-year deal, the Football Association has called off the deal with Ladbrokes and will have no sponsorships with betting companies.

Ever since 2015 The Scottish Professional Football League has been sponsored by Ladbrokes and extended its partnership until the end of 2017-18 season.

The decision to end a deal worth £4 million a year came in at the FA’s board meeting in May.

In April after Burnley player Joey Barton received an 18-month ban for betting on matches, thereby highlighting Football's relationship with gambling companies.

In a review launched by FA chairmen Greg Clarke, it emerged subsequently the body’s relationship with gambling companies, while also being responsible for the regulation of sports betting within the sport’s rule.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn thanked Ladbrokes for being a valued partner and understanding their change in policies.