Mystery continues to surround Manchester United’s global betting partner Hua Ti Hui, with the gambling platform’s website still not functioning eight months after the announcement.
The partnership is another example of football clubs signing deals with gambling companies or cryptocurrency platforms where the financial benefit is significant but regulation and transparency appears to be minimal. United’s previous global betting partnership with Yabo Sports was worth a reported $4.5 million (£3.4 million) per season.
HTH is a Chinese-owned platform operating in the Far East, but it is taking advantage of a “white label” deal with an Isle of Man-based company called TGP Europe to operate in the UK. TGP Europe, which is licensed by the Gambling Commission, has 15 betting platforms operating under white labels, effectively