IN BRIEF: FA TO RESTRICT PLAYER BETTING IN BRIEF: FA TO RESTRICT PLAYER BETTING

IN BRIEF: FA TO RESTRICT PLAYER BETTING

The Football Association have today announced plans to ban all professional footballers, from the Premier League to 'step 3' of the current structure, from betting on any aspect of the game.
The Football Association have today announced plans to ban all professional footballers, from the Premier League to 'step 3' of the current structure, from betting on any aspect of the game...

Under the new rules, all footballers in England will be banned from betting on football matches from next season.


The new rules, ratified at the Football Association's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, will apply to players in the top eight tiers of English football.


Players are currently banned from betting on competitions only in which their club is involved.
Under the new ruling, players will be unable to pass on inside information to a third party who uses it for betting.


The new rules which will come into force on 1st August, apply to players in the Premier League, Championship, Leagues One and Two, Conference and top Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues, and cover betting on all games around the world.
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