Betting on sporting events has become one of the most lucrative markets around but the players themselves have certain rules to follow.
Brentford star Ivan Toney is currently awaiting his potential punishment after he was charged with 262 alleged breaches.
His England teammate Kieran Trippier has already served a ten-week suspension and £70,000 fine for telling a friend about his impending transfer to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
Can Premier League stars bet on football?
The short and simple answer is NO.
Any form of bets on football is banned worldwide by the FA for all players, managers, coaches, club staff, directors and licensed agents involved in all levels of the English game.
This includes the Premier League, EFL, National League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship.
It also applies to the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.
The exception to these rules are for participants at Step 5 or below in the National League system or for match officials operating below Level 4.
The ban covers everything from active bets on matches taking place as well as other football related stakes such as transfers and managerial hiring/sackings.
Furthermore, it also prohibits insider trading as per the Trippier case to prevent bets being placed from information that was passed on.
The Newcastle star would have still been in breach even if he was unaware his information was used to place a bet.
Can Premier League stars bet on other sports?
Yes, they can.
As outlined by the PFA, players in England can gamble on any non-football-related betting markets.
But it does remind members to bet with caution as studies have shown professional athletes are more likely to develop problem habits.