1xBet's UK Brand Closes

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Two days after an article in the Sunday Times called out gaming group 1xBet and several English Premier League clubs that have partnered with the shady brand, the site has closed its UK-facing operations amid allegations of illegal conduct.

The move comes after the report revealed that 1xBet's products in other markets included wagering on youth sports, cockfighting, and advertising on illegal file sharing sites. 1xBet may have crossed the line though with the allegation that they were offering a "pornhub" topless casino, which had half-naked dealers. The company also reportedly had nude cartoon characters on ads that linked back to the group's UK site.

1xBet has claimed that the rule breaches were due to third-party networks and partners and not directly the result of their actions. However the operator has previous form in this respect, having been busted advertising on pirated movie downloads, offering pirated streams of live sporting events, and running fake versions of well known games, all of which were their own actions as opposed to the "third party marketers" excuse being used this time.

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a probe into the group's activities, but in the meantime, the operator has shuttered their site while the investigation is ongoing. No comment from 1xBet was available as of press time.

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Therese Williams
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29 August 2019 - 6:25pm
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I don't think 1xbet would ever relaunch their UK site..even if it looks it's closed just temporary while the investigation is ongoing for now.

They just could be accused of all kind of rules breaking so I don't see UKGC to allow them returning at all.

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30 August 2019 - 3:50am
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1xBet are an extremely shady company. We're currently working on a review page for them which will basically just be a list of all the dodgy things they have done and a warning not to play there.

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30 August 2019 - 7:59am
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Yeah, 1xBet is a rogue casino, as known for the pirate softwares, etc.
But, somehow, they seem to be giving the withdrawals without troubles, at least until now.

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2 September 2019 - 8:19am
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Not if you win more than a trivial amount. They make absurd requests of players like requiring them to send notarised copies of ID documents by paper to Russia. Amazingly, these documents always seem to go missing and they never receive them. Or weeks pass and they find that the player violated some rule they invented. Or they wait until the player makes a threat and then they close the account. i.e. The usual rogue casino tricks that we have seen all too often over the years. I am shocked and dismayed at the number of legitimate businesses and sporting teams that have allowed themselves to become associated with these crooks.

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4 September 2019 - 2:33am
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Oh, my information on 1xbet was updated. They seem to be a sheerly rogue casino.
1xBet should be chased down!!! 🙂