By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:40 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 22:45 GMT, 2 November 2020
Football clubs expect to learn the extent of new restrictions on lucrative gambling sponsorship deals by next season as the Government accelerate their crucial betting review.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are in the midst of an audit into UK gambling regulations, which will have major ramifications on the historic relationship between football and gambling firms.
The Government are expected to initiate a ‘call for evidence’ from gambling firms and other associated organisations - such as the Premier League and EFL - as early as this week.
Football has a long partnership with betting, with the likes of Betway sponsoring West Ham
The Government are currently looking into the sports close ties to the gambling industry
Sportsmail understands that process, which will allow betting companies to have their say on the review, is expected to last around three months.
There is optimism among clubs the review will be completed in time for the 2021-22 campaign,