One of football’s biggest sponsors, 1XBet, has produced a guide to show sports fans how to bet in countries where betting is illegal or where they don’t have a licence.
Cyprus-based sports betting operator 1XBet, official betting partner of the African Football Confederation (Caf), PSG and FC Barcelona, is the subject of a criminal complaint from the Moroccan national gambling authority MDJS for operating illegally in the African country.
Two years into his tenure as president of the Cameroonian Football Federation, Samuel Eto’o is facing allegations of corruption, cronyism and match-fixing. His administration is being investigated by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and the police.
Unregulated betting operators are using data from Sportradar, the same company tasked with protecting Brazilian football from match-fixing. The Brazilian Government has called for Federal Police to open an inquiry into fixed in-play events in Brazilian football.
Australia, a country with just 12 professional football teams, has become the leading provider of matches for the opaque offshore betting market. Josimar has confirmed that police recently investigated one of these games.
The advertising blitz which controversial gambling operator 1XBet launched in Morocco in 2022 was so successful that the local gaming authority which finances the country's grassroots and elite sport saw a decline in projected revenue for the first time. But Morocco is fighting back and could lead the way for the rest of Africa to follow suit.
In 2018, according to documents seen by Josimar, the African Football Confederation (Caf) entered a ten year long sponsorship deal worth close to 60 million euro with controversial online bookmaker 1XBet. But Caf is now “re-evaluating” its business relationship with 1XBet, in a move that could cost millions for the cash-strapped confederation.
The sponsor of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, 1XBet, was declared bankrupt this week. But the bookmaker is still signing new deals with several actors in international football.
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