Calls for football to get share of betting profits
A leading European football body has called on lawmakers to pass
legislation forcing betting operators to share revenues with the
A strategy council with links to UEFA wants football to get a
”fair financial return” to address its concern with ”growing
unauthorized commercial use of football competitions for betting
The council wants clubs and competition organizers to be
compensated for sharing their intellectual property rights with the
betting industry, saying the extra money is ”essential” to fund
grass-roots football and tackle match-fixing.
The council is chaired by UEFA President Michel Platini and
includes delegates from European clubs, leagues, players’ unions
and national federations.