Chelsea and Liverpool have ended their ties with the online betting company 1XBET. Recently Tottenham also announced to come out of the partnership deal with the Russian online gambling operator.
The announcement has come after the UK Gambling commission suspended the license of 1XBET. The online gambling operator 1xBet’s operations in other jurisdictions allowed betting on cockfights and also permitted wagers on under-19 athletic competitions which prompted the gambling commission to launch an investigation into the company’s operations while suspending its license with immediate effect.
It is also reported that the UK Gambling Commission had asked the English football clubs to consider their ties with the gambling operator warning them of legal action under the Gambling Act for unlawful advertising.
The 1XBET site has been pulled from the UK market and the company has said that the company was not directly involved with these activities and that it could have been the fault of “third-party networks or partners.”
1XBET has also said that they are investigating violations which would have been carried out by third parties.
1XBET’s gaming technology partner FSB Tech’s license has also been put under review by the UK Gambling Commission. In an announcement following the suspension of the license of 1XBET the gambling regulator said that it had “ “instigated a review under s116 of the Gambling Act into FSB Technology (UK) Limited.”