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Well done Todd!  You've turned us into a middle-of-the table team and now apparently found us a crap gambling company as our new shirt sponsor to match.  Expect an avalanche of gambling adverts aimed at our fans to start any time soon.   Guess the multi-nationals aren't much interested in associating themselves with twelfth place and no Champion League. 

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Boehly owns DraftKings. I really don't know what else to expect. I personally expected our main shirt sponsor to be DraftKings.

I am more than ready to see anything else on there than 3. 

I am not a sports betting man myself so I personally would love to see anything else than a betting or a crypto company for that matter.

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If more people knew what Stake.com and the likes are up to there would be genuine disgust that we are going to facilitate and promote such a company. Personally I would rather sign zero players this summer than soil the club by association with this junk.

Even Twitch (who were making major money off them) banned them for luring minors into their Casinos.

Jakub, who asked not to share his last name for fear of career repercussions, says that when he was 13 he went on one of the sites and won a $200 knife. He was too young to withdraw the money and promptly gambled it away. 
Eventually, the site he was using morphed into a crypto casino. When he was 16, Jakub saw a Twitch streamer promoting Stake and moved his online gambling habit there. Now, the resident of the Czech Republic says he logs onto Stake almost every day, gambling in series of $50 buy-ins. If he wins big, he buys computer parts or shoes. Mostly, he says, he loses to the tune of $1,000 to $1,500 a month.
Although crypto-gambling has been a heavy presence on Twitch for over a year, it’s now attracting more viewers—and more controversy—than ever.
Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, another top Twitch personality, who became known through his entertaining World of Warcraft livestreams, says he has been offered $19 million per year to gamble live on Twitch in front of his enormous audience. Although Rinaudo has gambled on Twitch in the past, he now believes that it is morally questionable to do so. Last year, Rinaudo saw one of his fans, who was 14 at the time, gambling on a site that he’d promoted. 
“I stopped because I just felt genuinely bad,” Rinaudo told Bloomberg.  

Twitch’s Gambling Boom Is Luring Gamers Into Crypto Casinos - Bloomberg

 

 

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Brilliant from the CST. Put the pressure on. Absolutely scandalous that they had a year to work and Stake is the best they could come up with.

Remember when you criticised the club for being poorly ran both commercially and competitively Eghbali? You couldn't look more like a fool if you tried!

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This feels like selective outrage, something that seems to be quite common in this sport.

I see countless Chelsea fans saying they put a tenner or twenty quid on a bet on here and all over social media. This forum has ads for gambling, even sponsored ads. So if fans are going to take part in it, who are we to say it shouldn't be on our shirt?

Go through the history of every sponsor we have ever had on our shirt and you will find something morally questionable about them.

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13 minutes ago, Scott Harris said:

I see countless Chelsea fans saying they put a tenner or twenty quid on a bet on here and all over social media. This forum has ads for gambling, even sponsored ads. So if fans are going to take part in it, who are we to say it shouldn't be on our shirt?

These guys literally target and exploit children to give their money to them. Pay streamers millions and millions to advertise this unregulated crypto casino to their young/underage audience. And they rig the games on the streams of course so that the kids get the impression that they'll actually win money when they totally won't in reality.

It's a world away from any conventional sports book.

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1 minute ago, OriginalS said:

These guys literally target and exploit children to give their money to them. Pay streamers millions and millions to advertise this unregulated crypto casino to their young/underage audience. And they rig the games on the streams of course so that the kids get the impression that they'll actually win money when they totally won't in reality.

It's a world away from any conventional sports book.

And every other company isn't doing the same thing? Look at Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and every major video game company right now. They target kids every single day with their microtransactions. Look at video games like FIFA, EA have made an insane amount of money from kids who play Ultimate Team.

I doubt the outrage would be anywhere near as bad if one of those companies were our shirt sponsor.

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34 minutes ago, Scott Harris said:

This feels like selective outrage, something that seems to be quite common in this sport.

I see countless Chelsea fans saying they put a tenner or twenty quid on a bet on here and all over social media. This forum has ads for gambling, even sponsored ads. So if fans are going to take part in it, who are we to say it shouldn't be on our shirt?

Go through the history of every sponsor we have ever had on our shirt and you will find something morally questionable about them.

Not to mention that the kits on which the logo will be displayed are most likely made by enslaved children in sweatshops. I'm not a fan of having a betting company as our sponsor, but I am definitely not outraged. You need lots of money to be competitive in football, and I'll gladly take anyone's money as long as it's legal. At least the goal here is clear, unlike having to read a statement explaining how the club's vision aligns with the vision of a tire manufacturer or whatnot.

Maybe it's my hatred for Barcelona but I really don't like the smug ''mes que un club'' attitude. We're a football club that need money to operate, that's about it. Happy that the ban is set to come into effect, but until it does, you gotta do what you gotta do.

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1 hour ago, Scott Harris said:

This feels like selective outrage, something that seems to be quite common in this sport.

I see countless Chelsea fans saying they put a tenner or twenty quid on a bet on here and all over social media. This forum has ads for gambling, even sponsored ads. So if fans are going to take part in it, who are we to say it shouldn't be on our shirt?

Go through the history of every sponsor we have ever had on our shirt and you will find something morally questionable about them.

The only issue I have is that all clubs have agreed not to have gambling firms on their shirts, but they delayed when that would start to protect current agreements. 

We've decided to use that delay to get one in for short term gains. Just feels dishonest. 

I can understand why, the market isn't quite there for big sponsorships in the current economic climate, and we need to maximize revenue. But it's just a bit grim for us to act like this. 

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Apparently we had Paramount + on the verge of a deal but the Premier League vetoed it so as to not upset the broadcast partners. So Stake it is, says it all really the league prefer betting companies over streaming companies, money talks.

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Clearly the Club has gone for the highest bidder in a vain attempt to replace the Champions League income. In reality it shows just how far the Club has fallen in the pecking order, when no Blue Chip, or Global brands wishes to sponsor our shirts. Can't blame them really, very little exposure for them. I also expect Sky to drop us down the Saturday and Sunday games listings unless we are playing one of the Big 4 !! I am somewhat ashamed that the Club has chosen a bookmaker, when gambling addiction is a fast growing disease for young men in this and other Countries. Boehly and by definition, Clearlake are making a mess of just about everything that they touch at present, surely Clearlake has a really top level exec  on its Board that would be a far safer pair of hands for Chelsea ????

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14 minutes ago, coombsie said:

Clearly the Club has gone for the highest bidder in a vain attempt to replace the Champions League income. In reality it shows just how far the Club has fallen in the pecking order, when no Blue Chip, or Global brands wishes to sponsor our shirts. Can't blame them really, very little exposure for them. I also expect Sky to drop us down the Saturday and Sunday games listings unless we are playing one of the Big 4 !! I am somewhat ashamed that the Club has chosen a bookmaker, when gambling addiction is a fast growing disease for young men in this and other Countries. Boehly and by definition, Clearlake are making a mess of just about everything that they touch at present, surely Clearlake has a really top level exec  on its Board that would be a far safer pair of hands for Chelsea ????

But that ignores the fact we had got an offer from a Blue Chip company that the premier league blocked, we then maybe had a bit of a scramble but thats hardly the owners fault to get blocked for such a ridiculous reason.

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3 minutes ago, dkw said:

But that ignores the fact we had got an offer from a Blue Chip company that the premier league blocked, we then maybe had a bit of a scramble but thats hardly the owners fault to get blocked for such a ridiculous reason.

I hadn't heard about the Paramount deal until this morning. I thought it was going to be (tight-fisted) Allianz. I can't honestly see why the FA consider Paramount to be true competitors of Sky Sports or TNT (BT) sounds like yet more anti-Chelsea rhetoric to me 🙄

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1 minute ago, coombsie said:

I hadn't heard about the Paramount deal until this morning. I thought it was going to be (tight-fisted) Allianz. I can't honestly see why the FA consider Paramount to be true competitors of Sky Sports or TNT (BT) sounds like yet more anti-Chelsea rhetoric to me 🙄

Being totally honest, it actually smells like the type of thing we'd spin to get the fans onside with us being sponsored by a betting company. 

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22 hours ago, OriginalS said:

If more people knew what Stake.com and the likes are up to there would be genuine disgust that we are going to facilitate and promote such a company. Personally I would rather sign zero players this summer than soil the club by association with this junk.

Even Twitch (who were making major money off them) banned them for luring minors into their Casinos.

Jakub, who asked not to share his last name for fear of career repercussions, says that when he was 13 he went on one of the sites and won a $200 knife. He was too young to withdraw the money and promptly gambled it away. 
Eventually, the site he was using morphed into a crypto casino. When he was 16, Jakub saw a Twitch streamer promoting Stake and moved his online gambling habit there. Now, the resident of the Czech Republic says he logs onto Stake almost every day, gambling in series of $50 buy-ins. If he wins big, he buys computer parts or shoes. Mostly, he says, he loses to the tune of $1,000 to $1,500 a month.
Although crypto-gambling has been a heavy presence on Twitch for over a year, it’s now attracting more viewers—and more controversy—than ever.
Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, another top Twitch personality, who became known through his entertaining World of Warcraft livestreams, says he has been offered $19 million per year to gamble live on Twitch in front of his enormous audience. Although Rinaudo has gambled on Twitch in the past, he now believes that it is morally questionable to do so. Last year, Rinaudo saw one of his fans, who was 14 at the time, gambling on a site that he’d promoted. 
“I stopped because I just felt genuinely bad,” Rinaudo told Bloomberg.  

Twitch’s Gambling Boom Is Luring Gamers Into Crypto Casinos - Bloomberg

 

 

Couldn't care less who sponsors us as long as they pay us a hefty fee. We had a Russian oligarch own us for 2 decades and i'd take him back in a heart beat. Not our responsibility if people can't choose not to waste their money gambling. 

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