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Investigation into unlawful Chesterfield FC raffle concluded

Chesterfield FC

An investigation by Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire Constabulary into irregularities with a raffle held by Chesterfield Football Club has been concluded.

The council and police were asked to carry out an investigation after the club promoted a raffle with a prize to accompany the first team on a pre-season tour to Hungary in July 2016.

It transpired that the raffle was never drawn and a fictitious winner was invented by the club.

When this came to light, the club reimbursed fans who had bought tickets.

The club’s management carried out an investigation and identified who was responsible for running and promoting the raffle. This individual was dismissed from the club.

He was interviewed and admitted having run an unlawful lottery contrary to the Gambling Act of 2005 and has been issued with a caution.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “Our officers have worked closely with police officers to carry out an investigation into this unlawful raffle held at Chesterfield FC.

“The club has co-operated fully with the investigation and we are satisfied that steps have been put in place at the club to prevent further unlicensed raffles from taking place.”

First published on 20 March 2017 Last updated on 07 July 2017