Tag Archives: ATP

RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry

Esports betting has taken centre stage as a viable alternative for bookmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with this relatively new sector garnering a lot of attention, questions are being raised as to how stable it is compared with traditional sports betting.  It is vital that esports betting keeps its integrity during this period as a mistake could derail the …

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ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA

Tennis’ ATP Tour will launch its first virtual sports product after expanding its longstanding partnership with IMG ARENA – the sports betting innovation studio and content hub of global sports publishing group IMG. The sport’s first officially branded virtual sports product features logos from the ATP Masters 1000 series and official tournament names. It has been designed to deliver players …

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Rush Street Interactive boosts tennis capacity with IMG Arena

Rush Street Interactive’s US online gambling property PlaySugarHouse.com has become the first US sportsbook venture to launch IMG Arena’s live streaming services. The partnership sees Rush Street Interactive become the first US gambling operator to integrate IMG ARENA’s full live streaming portfolio. As a result, Rush Street Interactive’s PlaySugarHouse domain becomes the only online sportsbook operating within New Jersey and Pennsylvania …

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No Love… ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, tennis correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system. Briggs reports that lower ranking players believe that their professional progress has been thwarted, by the introduction of the ITF’s new ‘World Tennis Tour’ ranking system. Players have complained of …

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Year in Review: Industry deepens integrity commitment

This year, gaming operators and regulatory bodies have clamped down on suspicious activity and corruption in the betting industry, with measures being introduced to prevent integrity being hindered. Regulatory bodies such as the Gambling Commission called for operators to pay greater attention to collaboration with sports bodies and the reporting of sports to minimise the risk of match-fixing. The commission …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Tennis IRP demands tough love on data supplies as a fix for integrity

Tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP) has published its much anticipated ‘Final Report’ on betting related-integrity issues, measures and protections commissioned jointly by the sport’s governing bodies of the ATP, WTA, ITF, and the Grand Slam Board. The IRP concludes a two-year study headed up by leading UK sports QC Adam Lewis, whose research is supported by US attorney Beth Wilkinson …

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Sportradar – Tennis needs to be data & technology sharp in its integrity battles

Sportradar has published its official response to last April’s ‘Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis’ commissioned by the ‘Tennis Integrity Unit’ (TIU) representing pro tennis’ governing bodies the WTA, ATP and the ITF. In its response Sportradar supports the majority of the independent panel’s recommendations, however, the leading sports data firm outlines its concerns ‘in relation to the recommendation regarding …

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Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

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Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets. It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of …

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ESSA opens member consultation on Tennis’ IRP findings

European-wide sports integrity body ESSA has issued a statement, detailing that it will move to consult its industry members on the findings and recommendations of tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP). This week, at a press conference in London, sports law QC Adam Lewis revealed the IRP’s two-year study into tennis integrity, in which the independent panel reviewed the sport’s match-fixing, …

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