Spurs’ new online betting partner allows gamblers to bet on illegal cock fights

The 1XBet web address he could access had been blocked last night. The Gambling Commission is investigating the website.

Gamblers were able to bet on the cruel sport while watching a live stream from the Philippines by Russia based company 1XBet  — the company also allows betting on children’s football

SPURS’ new online gambling partner is being probed over claims it illegally allowed UK punters to bet on cock-fighting.

Gamblers were able to wager money on scraps in the Philippines, screened live by Russia-based 1XBet.

Gamblers on Spurs partner, 1XBet, were able to watch a live-stream and bet on cock-fighting in the Philippines

One shocked punter said last night: “I’m against animal cruelty and it’s unbelievable Spurs teamed up with a betting firm promoting cock-fighting as sport.

“The club has a cockerel on its badge.

This beggars belief.”

Premier League Tottenham, whose stars include England ace Harry Kane, announced 1XBet as its Official Betting Partner for Africa last month.

Tottenham Hotspur is ‘taking the matter very seriously’

The website www.uk-1xbet has a license issued by UK regulators the Gambling Commission.

It does not permit betting on cock-fighting.

But one keen gambler claimed he was encouraged to set up an account from England by stating on his 1XBet online application he lived in Cameroon.

The 1XBet web address he could access had been blocked last night.

Spurs new online betting partner is based in Russia

The Gambling Commission is investigating the website.

It was yet to be determined if 1XBet addresses offering punters access to foreign sites had illegally been accessible in the UK — or if another company was responsible for the links.

Firms face a big fine for linking with an “unlicensed sponsor”.

Without filling in any ID details, The Sun observed live streams of under-10s and under-12s football on a 1XBet site.

Some games appeared to be taking place in a sports hall.

The site also offered betting on cockerels fighting to the death.

1XBet live-streams cock-fighting for countries where it is legal.

A spokesman said: “1XBet complies with all relevant licensing and laws applicable in each country.

Source: The Sun

   

 

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