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Dark side to gambling – former Stoke City player

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Some 3,500 gambling logos appear during a single televised Premier League game, according to Big Step, external, a campaign also backing an end to gambling advertising in football.

Premier League clubs will not be allowed to feature gambling brands on the front of their shirts from the 2026-27 season, but they will be allowed on sleeves and advertising boards in stadiums.

The front-of-shirt ban does not apply to English Football League teams.

A 2014 study found professional footballers and cricketers were three times as likely to suffer from gambling addiction as young men in the general population.

During the 2022-23 season, eight Premier League clubs had gambling companies on the front of their shirts, in deals worth an estimated £60m per year.

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