Casino News: French Football Online Casino Sponsorship Still In Grey Area

French Football Online Casino Sponsorship Still In Grey Area

 September 7, 2006, 4:44 pm (11 years ago)
Since the World Cup Final, during the course of the summer, there has been an increased migration from online casino operators into the football sponsorship market. 32Red had become the main sponsor of English Premiership Club Aston Villa. BET24.com has struck a similar deal with Blackburn Rovers.

Three French top clubs are now being sponsored by online gaming operators. Toulouse Football Club has agreed a sponsorship deal with 888.com who are the sponsors of Middlesbrough FC. The shirts of FC Nantes are endorsed by Gamebookers.com, and AS Monaco by Bwin.com.

Interestingly, online casinos and other online gaming portals are prohibited until further notice. This is the current scenario in France, according to the legislations. A law even goes further and includes the online and offline advertisement of the products into the scope of prohibition. The football clubs are unaware of the legislation, it seems.

A spokesperson for Toulouse Football Club, in reaction to the debate, said, “As far as we know, online gaming is the only illegal activity in France, which so far can be displayed without any risk. One can hardly imagine an ad of some illegal slot network appearing on players jerseys.”

Let us hope that, soccer and poker will have a peaceful coexistence in France!
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1. Emma
July 9, 2009, 4:34 pm (8 years ago)

this is emma from ghana .i am a footballer and i am in need please do me a favor thanks may god bless you.......... emmanuel
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