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Gambling Commission set to investigate FA Cup broadcast deal with gambling websites FA agreed deal in January 2017 for FA Cup games to be shown on betting sites The contract started this season but they have attracted strong criticism The commission has the power to issue a warning, fine or revoke a license  

By Jim Van Wijk, Press Association

Published: 22:55 GMT, 14 January 2020 | Updated: 22:55 GMT, 14 January 2020

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The Gambling Commission is investigating the arrangement which allowed FA Cup matches to be streamed on betting sites, the industry regulator has confirmed.

During January 2017, a deal was agreed by the Football Association with sports media rights company IMG, which allowed the third party to sell live streams to betting companies both domestically and globally.

Those contracts became effective from the start of the 2018-19 season, with the streams only accessible to customers who held active accounts with the betting companies.

Deal for FA Cup broadcast rights to betting sites will be investigated by Gambling Commission

Deal for FA Cup broadcast rights to betting sites will be investigated by Gambling Commission 

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