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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 – Tennis continues to dominate suspicious betting alerts

European sports integrity unit ESSA has reported that tennis accounted for 84% of all cases of suspicious betting reported to regulatory authorities. Tennis alerts have now dominated ESSA’s integrity statistics for seven consecutive quarters since ESSA introduced its quarterly reporting practice at the start of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 saw 37 cases of suspicious betting activity identified by …

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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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Stoiximan joins ESSA sports integrity program

Greek licensed operator Stoiximan has become the latest member of European sports betting integrity unit ESSA. Stoiximan becomes the 21st industry member to join the integrity unit, and will contribute to ESSA’s global alert and sports betting fraud detection system. ESSA governance welcomed the inclusion of Stoiximan one of the highest coverage betting operators in the Greek and Romanian markets. …

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ESSA systems to monitor all 306 Rio 2016 events

Industry sports integrity organization ESSA has announced that it will deploy a ‘heightened level’ of security during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (start date 5 August). ESSA and its members will be cooperating with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) monitoring all 306 Olympic events via its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). ESSA and its members have experience of working with …

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ESSA reports 41 cases of suspicious betting activity in Q2

Betting integrity body ESSA has confirmed that they reported 41 cases of suspicious betting activity to the relevant gambling regulatory and sports governing authorities during the second quarter of 2016. Tennis accounted for 34 (83%) of the 41 cases, with four for Football and one each for Snooker, Handball and Beach Volleyball. 24 of the cases were identified in European …

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ESSA partners with R&A to protect The Open Championship

ESSA has entered into a formal information sharing arrangement with The R&A, event organisers for The Open Championship. The agreement is a precautionary measure, with the aim of detecting and deterring any betting-related corruption at the oldest golf tournament in the world. ESSA will employ its alert and reporting system, covering regulated markets from each of its members. Considering they …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Russian operator Fonbet

ESSA has signed an integrity agreement with Russian market operator Fonbet, bringing its membership to 20. The deal continues the organisation’s growth and further bolsters the global market coverage of ESSA’s betting integrity alert and reporting system. Fonbet was the biggest operator in the Russian retail and online market in 2014 with 1180 betting shops (21.4% market share) and 2.5 …

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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 agrees integrity partnership with Lithuanian regulator

ESSA and the Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania have agreed an information sharing agreement to guard against betting related corruption. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified on ESSA members’ regulated markets within the Lithuanian regulator’s operational remit, in a move which further increases ESSA’s international information …

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