The English Football Association has introduced a worldwide ban on betting for certain people participating in English football.
New betting rules were set in stone at the Football Association’s (FA) 11th Annual General Meeting held at Wembley Stadium . The English football authority has ratified a ban affecting all those involved in the Premier League, Football League and Football Conference levels, as well as the top two divisions in the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.
As of the 2014/2015 season, none of the people involved in these associations will be allowed to bet on sports in the UK, either directly or indirectly. The ban extends to any football event taking place anywhere in the world.
No inside information
According to British gambling news, the rules also forbid wagering on any other football-related matter, including bets regarding player transfers, employment of team managers and team selections. Players are not allowed to pass on information about these issues either.
The new set of regulations will be introduced during the 2014/2015 season. At the moment, FA rules forbid players from passing on inside information or placing bets on a match in which they are involved, or which they can influence in any way.