West Ham and many other clubs are set to find out the new rules on gambling sponsors on kits soon, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update on the situation.
The government are set to release the ‘gambling white paper’ in the coming weeks, however it has been revealed that the paper will not make the changes surrounding betting companies sponsoring football clubs ‘law’, with it set to be ‘advice’ which the Premier League are set to agree to.
The proposals are yet to be voted on by the 20 league clubs, however any changes made are set to have an impact on West Ham, with the club sponsored by gambling company Betway.
The club has been in partnership with Betway for over 8 years having signed the initial agreement back in 2015, and although new proposals could significantly alter that arrangement in the future, ExWHUEmployee has reported that this is unlikely to have an impact for next season.
Our man-in-the-know has stated that the club believe that Betway will continue to be the clubs main sponsor for next season, extending the partnership into a 9th year – whilst it also looking set to extend its relationship with manufacturer Umbro also.
“It appears the changes are not going to be law but more advice from the government,” Ex reported on The West Ham Way Patreon. “This means West Ham at this stage are highly likely to stick with Betway for the foreseeable.
“A new deal with Umbro is also close, so next season its looking like West Ham will be with the same sponsors and kit manufacturer.”
Ex will be keeping fans up to date on the situation and all other club matters on Patreon first & foremost.