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Written by Mean Lean on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 19:15

Football and gambling have a long and – thankfully for the most part – healthy relationship with each other; from supporters wagering on the outcomes of various football issues at sports betting sites, to football players and managers attending horse racing meets for relaxation and even owning horses themselves. Furthermore, in recent years, gambling companies have increasingly moved into actually sponsoring teams, a development which seems natural given both the already strong links between the two, and the fact that modern forms of gambling like online casino and sports betting are just as popular as football.

Now one of the major forces in the world of online casino – Jackpot City (JPC) – is rumoured to be about to announce a sponsorship deal with a Premier League club. The club at the centre of the rumours has not been identified yet but, given what big business the Premier League is these days, any club from within that league will represent a great move for JPC.  After all, the exposure that the company will get from this would likely introduce a lot more football supporters to the JPC website, and given that they will find football-based games like the Game On slot there, the chances are that they will like it. the games are even available wherever you are, as you can play via your phone in http://www.jackpotcity.co.uk/mobile-casino/iphone/ and even download the games to your prone or tablet.

However, if this rumour does turn out to be true, it will also be a great move for whichever club is involved, because any sponsorship deal with a company as successful as JPC is going to be worth big money to the club. Furthermore JPC is also a company with a genuinely global reach, meaning that any such deal would increase awareness of the club in other countries as well, suggesting that it would open up new customer bases for both parties. Therefore, whether this particular rumour is true or not, further sponsorship deals between online casino sites like JPC and Premier League teams can only be a matter of time.

 

Comments (4)

  • vc11  - ads
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    I have no problem with ads, but passing them off as articles is shameful, especially ads for a gambling site. You do your fellow Gooners a disservice.
  • MeanLean
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    vc11, you are entitled to your opinion but from take a look at it from my side.

    Firstly, I removed this from newsnow by adding swear words and then deleting them. Newsnow doesn't allow articles with swearing in it.

    I have had this site since 2005 and have put far more time into it than I have received in financial gain. A lot, lot more time.

    All you have done is clicked onto a link, read a small part (probably) and then decided not to read the rest. I am sure that hasn't caused you many short or long term problems.

    This site is a free service to anyone who clicks on it, I do not charge for anything on this site so if a chance comes up for me to make money that I bloody well need right now, I will take it. This is a one off type of article and I make no apologies whatsoever for rewarding myself for a lot of time that I have put into this site for good or for bad.
  • vc11  - point taken
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    I appreciate how much effort must go into the site.
    I guess the reason I reacted in that way was because it was a gambling site, and gambling is in my opinion a huge social ill, with huge financial consequences and a high rate of addiction.
    However I have my opinion and you have yours. It isn't my place to order you to stop advertising gambling sites and I wouldn't dream of doing so. I'm just an appreciative reader who feels uncomfortable at the way gambling is portrayed in these articles.
    Anyway, my overall view of the site is still positive, and I offer my thanks for the effort you put into it.
  • MeanLean
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    vc11,

    I see where you are coming from and to be honest, I didn't think much in depth before accepting to publish the article. It will not be a regular feature that's for sure.

    Thank you for reading the actual Arsenal content. I am hoping to write more often and also have other contributing. Did you read the recent piece by Educated Gooner?
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