THE gambling industry has money to burn and companies from the sector are keen to exert their influence on football. Game of the People receives invitations every week to advertise or plant content from betting companies from every corner of the world. We refuse any offers of taking marketing copy for the site as we are opposed on moral grounds. However, professional football in Britain is always eager to take money from gambling companies even though the UK has a growing number of people with addiction problems. Notts County’s Matt Tootle is the latest player to admit to being a compulsive punter and has confirmed that gambling is rife in football. Of the top two divisions in English football, 26 clubs have gambling-related shirt…