Tag Archives: Bill South

IBIA bolsters Dutch presence with BetCity.nl membership

BetCity.nl, the Dutch-facing subsidiary of BetEnt B.V, has fulfilled one of the requirements of its licence conditions, joining the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). One of the key criteria of membership of the regulated Dutch online sports betting and gaming market, under the terms of the KOA Act implemented on 1 October, is membership of an international integrity monitoring body. …

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Bill South: Tackling sports corruption requires an organised operator approach

As the complexity of the sports betting industry has increased with a shift towards online and mobile gaming, a huge range of markets available and more jurisdictions opening up to the sector, it would be easy to assume that maintaining integrity and countering match fixing is harder than ever. This is not the case, however, for Bill South, Group Director …

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Future opportunities and challenges to be highlighted at Betting on Sports Europe

A plethora of betting industry leaders and representatives are due to appear at next week’s Betting on Sports Europe conference and exhibition on the Future of Sports Betting track. Taking place between 9-11 November at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium in London, the track will see a number of executives share their views and predictions on the future of Europe’s …

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Bill South: Traders are the frontline in the fight against betting corruption

Match-fixing and betting corruption is a major challenge for both operators and sports sanctioning bodies, due to the detrimental impact it has on the fairness of wagering markets as well as the integrity of sports. In a recent update published on the William Hill Plc website, Bill South, the company’s Director of Security and Community Affairs, discussed how effective match …

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#bofcon2017 – Joey Barton case puts the spotlight on betting integrity

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The Commercial Director at AFC Wimbledon said that it is “naïve” to think that players aren’t still placing bets via surrogate accounts, despite the FA’s efforts to implement a blanket betting ban. Speaking at Betting on Football 2017, Ivor Heller also promoted a return to the old system, whereby players can bet, but not in league or cup competitions in …

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William Hill backs Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘Elevator Programme’

Bookmaker William Hill will support Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur community initiative the ‘Elevator Programme’, helping young people in London Borough of Haringey gain employment. The ‘Elevator Programme’ has been developed by The Tottenham Hotspur’s Foundation, which the bookmaker will contribute to and aid as its official club betting partner. Moving forward, the programme aims to provide 18 – 24-year-olds …

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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

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For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders. The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the …

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Close to HOME…William Hill launches first ever ‘International Community Week’

FTSE-listed William Hill hosted its first ever ‘International Community Week’ in which employees across eight countries in four continents spent the week of 20-26th volunteering for local charities. The charity week was part of the company’s community and social initiative, ‘Close to HOME’, in which William Hill looks to support the local communities where its business properties are based. William …

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Top European football clubs sign up for Betting on Football 2017

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Betting on Football has demonstrated its pulling power amongst top football clubs in Europe by attracting representatives from clubs such as Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic, VfL Wolfsburg, Arsenal, Chelsea, Rangers, Charlton Athletic, AC Milan, AS Roma, and organisations like La Liga and the Scottish Football Association. Representatives at #bofcon2017 will include Mark Davies, Head of New Business for reigning …

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Protecting its members from corruption is ESSA’s number one priority

Bill South, William Hill’s Director of Security and ESSA board member, is one of the many speakers at the Betting on Sports conference, which launches today. South is part of an integrity panel including Phil Suddick of the Tennis Integrity Unit and Alex Inglot from Sportradar, who will be discussing the latest trends in the battle again match fixing. South …

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