Bolton Wanderers FC Drop Gambling Sponsorships

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EFL League One club Bolton Wanderers FC has announced that it has joined onto the Against the Odds campaign, which sees different sporting organizations ending gambling sponsorships.

The joining of the campaign means that Bolton Wanderers FC won't accept gambling sponsorships from now on. The team, as well as its charity, will also work to prevent gambling arm by promoting responsible gambling awareness. In addition, the club won't let gambling ads be shown at its home stadium.

Bolton Wanderers FC was founded in 1877. It is based out of Horwich, England and has played in a variety of different leagues.

Commenting on the decision Bolton Wanderers chairperson Sharon Brittan said, "Gambling addiction can have a devastating effect on individuals and their families and communities and that's why Bolton Wanderers Football Club is pledging our formal support of the pioneering Against the Odds campaign by signing their charter.

​​"As a club we are proud of the role we play in our community and, along with Bolton Wanderers in the Community, we will continue to be a driving force in supporting the health and well-being of all the residents of our town."

Against the Odds project manager Michael Viggars also commented, adding: "A huge congratulations to Bolton Wanderers FC and Bolton Wanderers in the Community for embracing the Against the Odds campaign and pioneering a future for sport that is free from gambling sponsorship and advertising.

"With Bolton Wanderers leading the way in Greater Manchester and nationally, we believe we can start a movement to end gambling sponsorship in sport and prevent thousands of fans and their families from experiencing harm."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.