Gambling logos can be banned from sports shirts during the biggest change in advertising in professional sports since tobacco advertising was banned.
The move would hit football clubs the hardest, but would also affect snooker, darts, boxing and rugby. Gambling companies offer Premier League and Championship clubs around £ 110 million a year for shirt sponsorship alone.
Every player in the Top 10 of the Professional Darts Corporation has gambling logos on their t-shirts at major tournaments, as the analysis shows. Many of the best snooker players, including Ronnie O’Sullivan, have betting site logos on their vests.
Officials have warned sports industry leaders that cracking down on gambling company sponsors is being considered. Ministers are increasingly concerned about the betting addiction caused by the boom in