West Ham not asked to pay £400,000 by Betway amid recent chaos
West Ham will reportedly not be asked by their sponsors Betway to pay a penalty worth £400,000 after the Gambling Commission imposed it.
They were fined for placing marketing on the Children’s section of the club’s website with the story breaking in the last 48 hours.
Reliable London Stadium insiders SixFootTwo have claimed that Betway have accepted their fine and are not looking to recoup it from the Hammers.
Gambling companies are likely to be outlawed by the government if they’re appearing on the front of footballing jerseys.
This means that if Betway continue their ties with West Ham, they will be on another part of the jersey to reduce the visibility.
Rather than waiting for a government ban, the club must be proactive and start looking at steps in order to cut ties with them.
They have proven to be extremely untrustworthy with their recent actions and the general mood around betting companies is not a very positive one.
There have been issues as to how they have secured funding and while a complete advertising ban may be far away, this is the best way to set the ball rolling.
It will be interesting to see how West Ham treat their gambling sponsors if they have any in the future, as the best thing will be to avoid them.