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EFL betting scandal: In what comes as a shocking revelation from the Guardian, EFL Championship and EFL League One teams have profited…

EFL betting scandal: In what comes as a shocking revelation from the Guardian, EFL Championship and EFL League One teams have benefited from fans’ gambling addiction. With SkyBet as a league sponsor, the clubs earn a share of the money fans lose gambling. Under the deal, the Football League, which is made up of 72 clubs outside the Premier League, was entitled to “share of losses” from fans. Follow Premier League LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN.

If you are not sure how it works, let us understand how it works.

  • Fans bet on the win or loss of a particular club in the EFL Championship, EFL League One and EFL League Two.
  • If they lose the bet, the bookmaker or SkyBet earns the money.
  • But in this case, there are subsidiaries in the clubs’ names that encourage the fans to play.
  • Affiliates receive a portion of the losses incurred by the fans.

EFL betting scandal: ‘You lose, we win’ LEAKED document shows English clubs profiting from fans’ gambling Check details

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What does the internal document say? – The club earns 100% of the EFL’s digital share of losses from accounts registered in your club name to SkyBet through our affiliate partnership.

The document was part of the account statement for Accrington Stanley FC in League One. The document shows revenue generated through EFL Digital, part of EFL.

What’s the problem? While many clubs have sponsorship deals with betting companies, this raises a moral issue rather than a business one. Should clubs capitalize on fan losses and push them to play more? That’s the question fans are asking.

EFL betting scandal: SkyBet EFL Championship, EFL League One clubs accused of profiting from fans' gambling, Premier League LIVE

EFL betting scandal: ‘You lose, we win’, English clubs accused of profiting from fans’ gambling in STUNNING report, Check details

But according to the report, the event was scrapped before the 2019-20 season. The investigation found that at least one League T20 club made $5,500 from such a bet. Given that, the amount can be larger and in the thousands, if not millions, especially for bigger clubs.

While the arrangement was scrapped, some clubs will continue to receive the cut money until the 2023–24 season due to legacy contracts.

What does the EFL say? The EFL said in a statement during the renewal of the contract with SkyBet that the affiliate scheme was removed.

“When the EFL and SkyBet renewed their long-standing partnership for the 2019-20 season, we put a greater focus on putting safer betting at the heart of the deal. As a result, the previous affiliate scheme was discontinued.

“Although some clubs receive income from legacy sign-ups that took place before the new deal, the affiliate scheme has been phased out and all sign-up links via EFL Digital channels have been removed.”

SKyBet said its focus is on safer gambling and engaging fans responsibly.

“With a clear focus on safer gambling and responsibly engaging fans, we are committed to safer gambling. For example, becoming the first operator to introduce strict under-25 limits – and supporting evidence-based measures introduced as part of the upcoming Review of the Gambling Act.” the company said.

EFL betting scandal: ‘You lose, we win’, English clubs accused of profiting from fans’ gambling in STUNNING report, Check details

EFL betting scandal: SkyBet EFL Championship, EFL League One clubs accused of profiting from fans' gambling, Premier League LIVE

Backlash among UK fans: The fantastic reveal has not gone down well with fans. They feel “cheated” that clubs would profit from gambling. Some also found it sick. Fan groups are also calling for a complete reform of UK gambling laws so that such incidents never occur in the future.

The evidence of match-fixing in football is a game-changer in the fight to stop gambling sponsorship in football. No one should accept that this is normal or safe,” James Grimes, an activist fighting to end match sponsorship in football, told the Guardian.

Are Premier League clubs involved? During the survey, only Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United responded. All four of these clubs denied any involvement in such affiliated schemes. But the rest did not respond or declined to comment.

EFL betting scandal: ‘You lose, we win’, English clubs accused of profiting from fans’ gambling in STUNNING report, Check details

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