Barely 12 months ago, it promised Australia’s online gambling regulator not to target customers in that country. Now, Manchester City’s controversial betting partner, 8XBet, is injecting broadcasts of the A-League with "virtual" ads for its own brand and a type of betting outlawed in Australia.
A copyright infringement complaint by 8XBet has been rejected by a US court because the bookmaker declined to provide a signature of its phantom-like CEO. It’s a move that raises more doubts about the real origins of Manchester City's mysterious Asian betting partner.
While Manchester City was celebrating its latest Premier League triumph, a young man was running for his life from a Cambodian “cyber slavery” compound connected to the club’s mysterious betting partner 8XBet.
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.
Using models posing as directors, football’s latest betting sponsor has concluded deals with major clubs and leagues. This enables its owners to hide behind a myriad of companies, licensors and brands.
A company promising work with Manchester City’s betting partner is offering great pay, safe work and “no human trafficking”.
Mystery surrounds 8XBet, Manchester City's new Asian betting partner. Open-source intelligence points to the UAE.