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Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Bet on Alfa has become the latest sports betting operator to join the recently-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), joining the likes of Virgin Bet and the Bethard Group. Under the terms of its membership, Bet on Alfa will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in …

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Denmark urges further EU collaboration on Macolin Convention

The Danish contingent of the Council of Europe has called for European Union (EU) member states to further address matters pertaining to the fight against corruption and sports integrity. It comes as a bid to ensure that the EU is fully participating in the Macolin convention, which aims to establish a cross-border legal framework to combat match-fixing. The Danish delegation …

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EU member states ratify Macolin Convention for 1 September 2019

The Council of Europe (CoE) has this afternoon confirmed that the mandate of the ‘Macolin Convention’ on the manipulation of sports will be enforced from 1 September 2019. Established in 2014, the Macolin Convention seeks to develop an EU member-wide cooperative framework to eliminate all-levels of sports corruption/manipulation, through information sharing and data exchange. Furthermore, the Macolin Convention seeks to …

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ESSA welcomes report recommending Indian gambling reform

Sports betting integrity body the ESSA has welcomed a report that recommends licensing and regulating gambling in India. The 145-page report, published by the Law Commission of India, concluded by saying that “there could always be an option to have a relook at the earlier approach of a complete ban”, due to the rise in online gambling making it far …

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Britain’s sports integrity strategy outlined in 2018 Action Plan

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The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) has published its Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2018 (SBI Action Plan), outlining Britain’s ongoing approach to the integrity of sport and sports betting. Stating that “we do not believe that we have an endemic problem in Britain,” the necessity to eradicate complacency and raise awareness and education in the fields of …

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Sportium becomes the 22nd regulated operator to join ESSA

Spanish-licensed Sportium has become the 22nd leading regulated operator to join the international betting integrity body, ESSA. The official betting partner of Spanish football’s La Liga has become the fourth operator to join the association this year, in a move which further strengthens ESSA’s alert and reporting system. Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “Sportium is a major player in …

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ESSA joins forces with Sportradar to tackle Tennis match-fixing

ESSA and sports data and monitoring company Sportradar have joined forces to step up efforts to tackle match-fixing in tennis. It sees two of the foremost organisations in their field come together, pooling resources and expertise, and highlighting an ongoing commitment to rooting out corruption. The partnership will see the combined information from Sportradar’s Fraud Detection Service covering over 450 …

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ESSA and ARJEL agree integrity partnership ahead of Euro 2016

ESSA and French gambling regulatory authority ARJEL have signed an integrity agreement ahead of the Euro 2016 Championships. The agreement will allow ESSA and ARJEL to exchange information with each other on suspicious betting. The partnership protocol covers a range of sports and competitions and demonstrates both parties’ ongoing commitment to protecting sport, consumers and regulated betting markets from the …

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ICE 2016 – Betting integrity and match fixing

All of the panellists in the Betting Integrity Betmarkets Session at ICE 2016 agreed that the only way the current situation will improve is if the Gambling Commission, sports governing bodies, betting operators and law enforcement align with each other and work collaboratively in the fight against match fixing. Betting integrity and match fixing at the highest level of sport …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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