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EFL voices opposition to recommended ban on gambling sponsorships

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The English Football League (EFL) has called on the UK government not to ban sponsorship deals with brands from the gambling sector within football.

It follows the publication of the findings of a House of Lords committee, set up to examine the social and economic impact of the gambling sector, which recommended a ban on sport sponsorship involving gambling brands to the government as part of measures to deal with gambling-related harm.

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