sport news The Government is set to speed up review into gambling sponsorship in football

The Government is set to speed up review into gambling sponsorship in football... as clubs fear lucrative shirt deals with betting companies could be banned The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are reviewing betting restrictions  Clubs are worried stricter ruled could be put in place on their lucrative deals  The Government are set to issue a hurry-up, hoping for an answer by 2021-22

By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:40 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 22:45 GMT, 2 November 2020

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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

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

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,

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