Swedish Elite Football (SEF) and Unibet present a new collaboration where more than 1,000 active professional football players and coaches will take on online training courses regarding player responsibility and safer gambling. Unibet, part of Kindred Group, is one of the main partners to SEF and the training is a part of the sponsorship agreement for the two Swedish leagues, Allsvenskan and Superettan.
The training will take place after the current season has ended and the Integrity Officer of each club will have the responsibility to ensure that the training is carried out. All 32 male football clubs in the Allsvenskan and Superettan leagues will participate.
Philip Lagström, Country Manager Unibet Sweden said: “During our partnership with Swedish Elite Football (SEF), we have made several efforts to fight match-fixing and harmful gambling. This training is only one example of the work we do with SEF and we will continue our great efforts throughout the contract period. Unibet wants a sustainable gambling industry and our ambition is to reach zero percent revenue derived from harmful gambling by 2023.”
Anders Wikström, League Integrity Officer at Swedish Elite Football, mentioned: “For some individuals, in society as well as within the athletic environment, gambling can, unfortunately, become a problem. The online training contains a self-assessment where by answering certain questions, you get insight into your current gambling behaviour. Something that we see as a very important measure. The training also contains contact information for those who feel that they might be in a harmful situation, which provides us with reassurance.”
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