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At a time when the NFL has seven exclusive sports betting partners, England’s top football league may be heading in a very different direction, mainly because they fear the government is unwittingly pushing them in that direction.

Via BBC Sport, the Premier League can voluntarily ban gambling sponsorships. A decision is expected on July 21.

In the 2021-21 season, half of the league’s 20 teams had betting sponsors on their shirts. To implement the voluntary ban, 14 teams would have to agree.

Crystal Palace have dropped a gambling sponsorship since the end of last season. Everton and newly promoted Bournemouth have recently added deals with gambling companies.

The potential move comes at a time when some have urged the government to ban such partnerships.

It’s relevant to the NFL because, eventually, similar regulatory action could arise in the United States, particularly if a betting controversy prompts Congress to take control of the proliferation of gambling money in sports. professionals – with the NFL, which recently hated the idea. legalized gambling, leading the pack when it comes to passing the hat from one betting company to another.