The fear of losing his wife Steph helped Peter Shilton beat his gambling addiction.
Hamilton head coach Brian Rice has revealed he reported himself to the Scottish Football Association for breaching betting rules after his “horrible disease” of gambling addiction returned.
Betting companies should be banned from advertising in football programmes, an MP has said.
A row over an FA Cup streaming rights deal which was criticised for encouraging gambling appears to have been resolved.
Politicians have urged the Football Association to reconsider its streaming partnership with bet365, saying it creates “an active incentive to gamble”.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has revealed he lost £46,000 in one night while struggling with a gambling addiction.
Plans to fund grassroots football through a gambling levy are “inappropriate”, according to the association promoting responsible betting.
A levy on football gambling could be introduced to fund improvements in the grass roots game following the collapse of the proposed sale of Wembley Stadium, Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has said.
Experts on problem gambling have described the growing number of clubs with betting firms and online casinos on their shirts as “disturbing” and “worrying” and said a national debate on the potential harm is overdue.