In the UK Gambling, the billionaire American owner of Premier League side Fulham would not be allowed to rebrand Wembley Stadium. For at least the next 39 years should his proposed $769.6 million purchase of the 90,000-seat soccer venue be approved.
NFL football for north London:
According to a Monday report from The Times newspaper, Shahid Khan is also responsible for the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise of the National Football League (NFL). He has long been interested in buying the iconic north London venue. Of course, before transforming it into the home for an expansion professional gridiron football team.
No new name until 2057:
However, Wembley Stadium is widely considered to be the ‘home of English football’. It’s owner, The Football Association, has reportedly attached a number of stipulations to any such sale. That would include a prohibition against selling off the naming rights to the venue until at least 2057.
Gaming sponsorship prohibition:
These conditions would additionally run to a prohibition against accepting such grand sponsorships from gaming and sportsbetting firms. Due to the association’s stance on such activities. This provision came after the governing body for English soccer. In a result of that, a partnership arrangement with Ladbrokes was cut in June of last year following a re-evaluation of its approach to such deals.
Barton revelations prompt re-think:
The newspaper explained that this reassessment followed revelations that former England international football player, Joey Barton, had placed over 1,200 soccer wagers in the ten years since March of 2006. This led to the past Manchester City, Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United midfielder admitting to a misconduct charge related to betting and subsequently being handed an 18-month ban from the sport.
Collaborates against uk gambling match-fixing:
The Football Association has recently adopted a zero-tolerance approach to betting following the passage of rules that banned any player. That’s what The Times reported, as well as a coach or referee from wagering on soccer. However, it has purportedly continued to work with bookmakers. Amongst such can be Ladbrokes in order to tackle potential match-fixing by sharing information on suspect betting patterns.