An e-mail Hercules sent to annual season ticket holders last week with an advert for gambling companyUnibet did not fall on good ground with all fans. "Your clubs encouraging gambling, I find that irresponsible," said one fan.
Surprised supporters said his club "shouldn't have done it". According to Rob Toussaint, general manager of Heracles Almelo, the club has so far received three complaints about the mailing. Among them, Holland Casino promised supporters that if Hercules beat Willem II, the bet would be a maximum of 1 euro, which was 50 times the stake.
Football clubs and gambling
According to Toussaint, many football clubs do business with more than one "betting partner". We deliberately chose this party because Unibet has an extensive programme, which includes social projects. Indeed, it is part of the agreement that we send an e-mail on behalf of Unibet once a season.