English FA Wants Red Card Betting Ban

Red cards may be getting a red card and removed from service if the English Football Association gets its way, as the group wants sportsbooks to stop taking wagers on whether yellow or red cards will be issued during matches.

The request is being made due to concerns from the FA about match-fixing, as cards are an easier way for players to purposefully impact the game. The FA is working on talking with sportsbooks, leagues, and the government to come to a consensus on banning the bet offerings. This would bring the UK in step with other countries like Sweden and Germany, which also ban bets on cards in football.

Thus far it appears that the Premier League is in support of the call, although other tiers of football haven't made their stances known.

There have been multiple investigations into cards over the years, with prominent players like Kynan isac and Bradley Wood getting banned for multiple years for purposefully getting carded in order to facilitate bets.

It should be noted that some operators have already stopped taking bets on cards, although there are still many that do.

Casino Listings News is following this story and will be updating readers as we learn more.

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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.

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