Date: 17th April 2019 at 9:44pm
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Celtic fans have been left fuming by the club’s decision to directly promote gambling on the official Twitter page.

The Hoops are hoping supporters take part in a competition to win tickets for an upcoming clash at home to Kilmarnock, requiring new users to sign up to a new Celtic-themed online slot machine game.

Although obviously the club’s shirt sponsor is a betting company, many fans feel directly promoting the use of online slot machines, potentially to first time users, is a step too far and contrary to the values of the football club.

The use of gambling promotion in football, not just at Celtic, is becoming more and more of an issue.

A simple look at the Scottish game shows the named sponsors of the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup all being betting companies, which obviously isn’t ideal.

Clubs and authorities have a difficult balance to strike between generating income and making sure fans are not exploited.

Loads of supporters feel Celtic were on the wrong side of things today, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…

 

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