Chelsea, Barcelona Gambling Sponsor 1xBet Under UK Scrutiny

A Russian online gambling operator that has sponsorship agreements with Premier League football clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur has had its UK website suspended and is the subject of an investigation by the Gambling Commission.

The firm, 1xBet, had its UK website shuttered by white-label partner FSB Technology after a Sunday Times investigation linked it to betting on cockfights and under-age matches, and a "Pornhub casino".

A Gambling Commission spokesman said: "There are ongoing inquiries into 1xBet and their relationship with licensed operator FSB."

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