Does the strange case of Josh Wander’s private jet, stuck in a US airport for months, act as a metaphor for the lack of progress 777 are making to buy Everton? And why has the company yet to agree terms for the future funding of the British Basketball League, which faces administration?
777 Group lost almost 600 million dollars from June 2021 to June 2022. These numbers have not been submitted to regulators probing the proposed takeover of Everton and cast doubt on Josh Wander’s claim about his company’s financial strength.
777 Partners, which is currently trying to add Everton to its multi-cub portfolio, owned and operated companies which were accused in court of “predatory conduct” for targeting brain damaged former American football players making concussion claims against the NFL.
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.
777 Partners are facing questions about their fitness to purchase Everton Football Club, the biggest investment they have ever made in football. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Delaware accuses them of trying to conceal a “sprawling fraudulent enterprise.”
Asian-facing gambling operator 6686.com, the sleeve sponsor of Wolverhampton Wanderers and official betting partner of Wolfsburg, Lazio and AS Monaco, is illegally streaming live games from the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and a number of other competitions on its Chinese language website.
Aston Villa FC have just signed a three-year, eight-figure sponsorship deal with BK8, a gambling operator which is licensed in the United Kingdom but carries out its activities almost exclusively in Far Eastern countries where sports gambling is illegal.
Josimar has found new evidence which shows that TGP, the Isle of Man company which provides UK gambling licences to Asian betting partners of a number of Premier League clubs, is intimately linked with the Suncity Group of Alvin Chau, the suspected triad member who was recently jailed for 18 years for fraud and gambling offences in China.
A Football Association ruling on 262 alleged breaches of its betting rules by Brentford player Ivan Toney is imminent. Kynan Isaac, who in October last year was issued with the FA’s longest ban to date of eleven and a half years, argues that double standards are in play.
In December Molde sold Datro David Fofana to Chelsea for a reported 13 million euro, a new record for a transfer from a Norwegian club. But was Fofana Molde’s player? Or did the club steal the attacker from his Ivorian club Abidjan City FC?
You'd have thought that with the imminent publication of the British government's White Paper on gambling and the current public interest in – and criticism of – that business, English football clubs would have taken a step back in their toxic relationship with bookmakers. At least for a while.
The triad gangster at the heart of English football gambling.