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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 7:43 pm

    Not seen all of the Championship kits for the coming season but having seen most of them it's clear where the big bucks are made. Of the ones I've seen, there are 5 clubs including ours sponsored by 32 red, and at least 15 including the Rams, sponsored by on line betting companies.

    I really don't think that this is a good thing personally.
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    Post by Jackal on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 8:03 pm

    We've had history in football of sponsorship with alcohol manufacturers (probably tobacco too), money lending firms such as Wonga, fast food franchises and all manner of other firms from less than desirable industries. I don't see how it's really any different. The fact that all these adverts on tv for online betting companies are now made to highlight the dangers of gambling addiction are twofold. Firstly it's a bit bloody late now and secondly, it was so bloody predictable that people would get themselves into financial and mental trouble. 
    As soon as the government announced it was going to allow the first casino in the UK I said this would happen!
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    Post by MadAmster on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 9:31 pm

    It appears we have one U18 in the squad. For legal reasons he has a sponsorless shirt ready and waiting if necessary.
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    Post by rob on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 8:48 am

    at least we are not like Scarlets Rugby team - 18 different sponsors on their shirts! I have said it many times - I would pay an extra £5 NOT to have the sponsors name on the shirt.

    They don't do it for the training gear why cant we have the option on the kit
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    Post by whestonram on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 11:22 am

    Jackal wrote:We've had history in football of sponsorship with alcohol manufacturers (probably tobacco too), money lending firms such as Wonga, fast food franchises and all manner of other firms from less than desirable industries. I don't see how it's really any different. The fact that all these adverts on tv for online betting companies are now made to highlight the dangers of gambling addiction are twofold. Firstly it's a bit bloody late now and secondly, it was so bloody predictable that people would get themselves into financial and mental trouble. 
    As soon as the government announced it was going to allow the first casino in the UK I said this would happen!

    I think it is a bit different. The gambling industry now is like tobacco was in the 60s and 70s - more or less unregulated, with industry and government in denial about the harm it causes. It's not just that people lose money, lose their homes, lose their families, get anxious and depressed - gambling kills too. I know of at least two suicides locally of young men - one my son's friend - who killed themselves because of their gambling addiction. An addiction that is fuelled by all the advertising, on telly and social media, and encouraged by the design of games, especially online, that affect the brain so that you want to keep going, and the offer of "free" bets, which is like offering free cocaine outside schools.

    I'm ashamed of the fact DCFC is sponsored by a gambling company and I wouldn't be seen dead in a shirt with it on.

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