Tottenham terminate deal with betting partner following licensing controversy

3 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Dele Alli during the weekend's Premier League tie between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur.

Russian betting company 1xBet has been suspended in Britain.

According to Britain's gambling regulator, organisations engaging in sponsorship with unlicensed operators may be liable to prosecution.

Tottenham have already terminated their partnership with 1xBet. Liverpool and Chelsea are yet to react.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Tottenham Hotspur have terminated their partnership with the Russian betting company 1xBet, The Times reports.

The termination follows a reminder from Britain's gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission, that the club risk prosecution and millions of pounds in fines if they continue to promote 1xBet, as the company is no longer licensed to operate in Britain.

1xBet's UK website has been suspended following news that the company was found to be one of the biggest advertisers on sites with illegal content, including illegal streaming of Premier League matches.

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