Asian online betting firm ‘illegally streaming Premier League matches on their Chinese website’ despite sponsoring Wolves

Asian online betting firm have reportedly been streaming matches via their Chinese website, despite the company being partnered with major European teams.

Matches are available on the company’s website should users switch on a Virtual Private Network and select Hong Kong as their location, Josimar Football reported.

The website is claimed to be hosting international video feeds from major leagues, including the Premier League.

Matches from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 can also be watched freely.

This is despite the bookmaker not holding any rights to stream matches from Europe’s top five divisions, which would be a breach of copyright.

Asian online betting firm 6686 Sports have reportedly streamed matches from top football leagues on their Chinese website despite the company not holding rights to show games

6686 Sports became the shirt sleeve partner of Premier League side Wolves in the summer

6686 Sports became the shirt sleeve partner of Premier League side Wolves in the summer

6686 Sports has labelled itself as a ‘global betting brand’ with the UK website operated in partnership with TGP Europe after agreeing a partnership in July.

TGP Europe are based in the Isle of Man, with the company operating a series of betting websites.

While is listed as the domain by TGP Europe, those using a VPN can be redirected to the website which streams matches. 

The UK Gambling Commission has reportedly stressed that ‘all operators to carry out due diligence on any third parties’ and it would ‘alert relevant authorities in other jurisdictions’ should copyright breaches occur. 

6686 Sports also lists itself as the official sleeve sponsor of Wolves, after agreeing a deal with the Premier League side in August.

Wolves shirt features the website, which links to the Chinese website. 

The betting firm also has LED advertising at the club’s stadium Molineux, while it boasts partnerships with fellow European sides Lazio, Monaco and Wolfsburg.

Top European leagues have been keen to clamp down on the illegal streaming of matches to protect their broadcast partners.

Five men were sentenced to a total of over 30 years in prison back in May after the Premier League brought a historic private prosecution to clamp down on the illegal streaming of matches.

Premier League clubs deciding in May to collectively ban gambling sponsors from their front of matchday shirts. The ban, which the first by a major league, only comes in effect from the 2025-26 season.

Gambling partners for top-flight clubs are regulated and certified by the Gambling Commission, and abide by the rules of the Advertising Standards Authority. 


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