Date:29th April 2015 at 12:14pm
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Bookmakers often get a bad name in football. There are of course obvious reasons for this: when a punter loses money gambling they’re the first and most easy person to blame.

However, betting companies have consistently showed their support of football clubs, and our club are no different in this regard. Arsenal signed a three-year-deal with Irish bookies Paddy Power back in 2013, making them our official betting partner. Part of this agreement meant Gooners got the benefit of special offers and exclusive bets geared around key fixtures throughout the season.

In spite of this, there remains a large amount of scepticism around the involvement of Bookmakers in the industry, far more than there is concerning the involvement of other multi-national corporations and financial firms.

The 2009/10 season saw a lot of casino companies enter market at a time when investment was low due to the economic crisis. In fact, there has been a constant rise in support of football clubs by betting firms over the past decade. Arsenal, like most clubs in the football league, have been grateful benefactors of this.

So why do companies like Casino Shorts, who offer a selection of over 500 online slot games at,¬†get such a rough ride from punters? They’re businesses like any others and if it wasn’t for the investment of the betting industry when times got tough, then many more clubs may be faced with going out of business.


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