The English football association has torn up contracts with bookmakers

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FA has torn up contracts with bookmakers

We
will remind, that Joey Barton has been disqualified for 1,5 years
because of betting. During the period from 2006 till 2016 the
midfielder has made 1260 bets on football matches, playing for
English clubs. The football player admitted his guilt and has
received medical treatment for a game addiction.

Barton
also has urged FA to reconsider the dependence on bookmakers that has
stirred up the public. As a result the management of association has
made the decision to stop all sponsor’s relations with bookmakers
when season 2016/17 will end, as BBC reports.

At
the same time, the association will continue to cooperate with
Ladbrokes and other bookmakers regarding exchange of information on
suspicious activity around football matches.

“We
would like to thank Ladbrokes for the fact that they were a valuable
partner, for their professionalism and understanding” — the
executive director of FA Glenn Martin has declared.

The
Ladbrokes company has reported that understand the decision of
football association and have declared determination to share
information about suspicious match betting.

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