Liverpool and Chelsea forced to suspend partnerships with betting company

9 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Chelsea's Pedro and Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the UEFA Super Cup match, the club's latest clash, on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Following a reminder of the betting company's licensing issues, Liverpool and Chelsea have been forced to suspend all advertising with the company.

The betting company has been found to be one of the biggest advertisers on sites with illegal content.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool and Chelsea have been forced by the UK Gambling Commission to suspend all advertising with 1xBet, a Cyprus-based betting company.

The suspensions follow a reminder from Britain's gambling regulator that the clubs risk prosecution if they continue to promote 1xBet, as the company is no longer licensed to operate in Britain.

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