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Can we have our ball back?

  • 1.1m adults who bet with bookies online are classified as at-risk or problem gamblers
    59% 11-16 year olds have seen gambling ads on social media
    31% 11-16 year olds are using lootboxes
  • 9 of 20 Premier League and 17 of 24 Championship clubs have a gambling shirt sponsor
    450,000 11-16 year olds have gambled in the last week
    34% of 11-16 year olds who follow gambling companies have spent their own money on gambling in the last 7 days
  • 95% of ad breaks during football matches feature gambling adverts
    39% of 11-16 year olds have gambled in the last year
    12% of 11-16 year olds follow gambling companies on social media

Is betting taking away our love of the game?

Are there too many gambling adverts around football?

Is football becoming a gateway for kids to start gambling?

Is it time to rebalance the relationship between football and gambling?

Share your views and our film and ask #CanWeHaveOurBallBack?


For help, support and advice about problem gambling please contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or via the NetLine.

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