Russian-owned betting company 1XBet has been declared bankrupt and owes millions. Yet it still operates, using porn stars to attract punters, and is a partner of FC Barcelona. It expanded into Ukraine, but was recently banned for its support of Putin’s war machine.
Betting operator 1XBet, one of football’s biggest and most controversial sponsors, has been declared bankrupt for refusing to pay out to customers and faces losing its licence. At the same time the company is expanding its global operations
FC Barcelona’s global betting partner, the controversial Russian bookmaker 1XBet, is regularly offering in-play odds and livestreamed videos of “fake” sporting competitions – including one football league with a team that shares the Catalans’ name.