Swansea City main shirt sponsor LeTou backs calls for more gaming guidance for sportspeople

By: LeTou
Dec. 7, 2017 - PRLog -- Swansea City's gaming shirt sponsor, LeTou, have today backed calls from the Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware to provide support to sportspeople.

An announcement by the PPF urged bookmakers to ensure sponsorship agreements with a sport include the provision for mandatory education for participants about the risks of problem gambling.

LeTou CEO Paul Fox said: "LeTou is committed to responsible gaming and works tirelessly to ensure we safeguard all who enjoy a flutter. It is imperative that all sports people are supported and educated to avoid the pitfalls that a minority encounter.

"All operators have a responsibility to support initiatives such as Responsible Gambling Week and the 'When the Fun Stops, Stop' campaign.

"There have also been incidences where sportspeople have breached betting regulations and it is important that they are aware of the rules.

"As well as supporting awareness campaigns, it is important that gaming companies proactively find other ways to help those in need.

"At LeTou, we have donated our Swansea City corporate hospitality and season tickets to Shelter Cymru and Disability Sport Wales."

As sponsors of the Premier League club, it is a topic that LeTou have discussed with Swansea City to ensure that both parties work together.

A Swansea City spokesperson said: "As a club we work closely with our players, in particular our Academy groups from the Under-23s down, to educate them on sensible gambling – a subject we take very seriously.

"This includes annual presentations from the Premier League and weekly seminars from our local Police representative.

"Working in conjunction with the Professional Footballers Association, we also have a very extensive life skills programme to cover a wide range of topics including online safety, drugs, gambling, mental health, bullying etc.''

Paul Fox also believes that the industry must continue to build positive relationships with the likes of the Professional Players Federation and GambleAware.

He said: "It is our job to ensure that the integrity of sport is not compromised in any way. By continuing to work together with sports organisations, clubs, federations, and gambling awareness groups, we can ensure that all sports people are provided with robust support."
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