- 1XBET was granted a sports betting license to operate in Mexico.
- The license was granted by the Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos de la Secretaría de Gobernación.
- The operator will offer Mexican sports bettors a wide range of betting options on popular sports.
- 1XBET also plans to increase the popularity of other sports in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY – Online sports betting operator 1XBET was granted a sports betting license by the Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos de la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB) this week.
Thanks to the license granted by SEGOB, 1XBET now has permission to offer a variety of options for Mexican sports betting enthusiasts. For example, soccer is one of the most popular sports in Mexico. Although games have ceased operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, 1XBET will be available when regular play resumes.
Boxing is also a major national sport in Mexico. Alongside soccer matches, 1XBET is planning to offer a large number of boxing odds as well. But much like soccer, betting on boxing has come to a grinding halt.
Boxing matches all over the world are suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and it has hit the boxing and sports betting world hard.
“It sucks, but we have to put things into perspective. There are thousands of people dying from this virus, so I can’t whine too much about a fight being postponed,” said Jason Moloney, an Australian bantamweight. “I just hope that this all comes to an end very soon and that we can get this fight on as soon as possible.”
Although the SEGOB is allowing 1XBET to operate in Mexico, there will not be many popular sports available to bet on at the start. That is why 1XBET plans on promoting esports in Mexico.
Bringing In Esports Betting
Esports in of itself is not extremely popular in Mexico. Esports betting is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. lately and Mexico seems like it is an untapped market. There are not too many high ranking Mexican esports teams right now, but esports is still relatively popular in the country.
To accommodate that, 1XBET plans on promoting esports betting as much as they would for soccer or boxing matches. Plus, esports betting is the main source of sports bets now due to the coronavirus. Whether or not 1XBET can actually tap into the esports market in Mexico is yet to be seen.
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