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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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ESSA responds to Australian review of illegal offshore wagering

ESSA have issued a response to the Australian review of illegal offshore wagering, citing the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 and stating that Australia had enforced an inconsistent position on in-play (or live) betting. The following points from ESSA covered the inconsistency of this approach:  Australia has enforced an inconsistent position on in-play (or live) betting. The Interactive Gambling Act …

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Sporting Index bolsters ESSA membership numbers

Sporting Index has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. By joining with Sporting Index, ESSA has added sports spread betting to its existing coverage of traditional fixed odds and pool betting markets. ESSA now has 19 members, and represents many of the major regulated international sports betting operators: the ABB, Betclic, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, Bet365, BetVictor, Betway, bwinparty, Digibet, …

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ESSA releases 2016 first quarter report to coincide with #EUSportIntegrityDay

During the first quarter of 2016, there were 11 instances of suspicious betting patterns reported to the relevant authorities by sports betting integrity body ESSA, which represents many of the largest regulated international sports betting operators. Of the 11, the vast majority were identified in tennis with nine in total emanating from the sport, with one apiece in basketball and football. …

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Kick Crime Out of Sport project launched by ESSA and key stakeholders

An international project to address match-fixing in sport kicked off today with ESSA, the body representing most of the world’s biggest regulated betting firms, amongst the key stakeholders participating in the EU funded initiative that is being led by the Council of Europe. Other key stakeholders involved in the Kick Crime Out of Sport (KCOOS) project include INTERPOL, the International …

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ESSA releases statement following tennis corruption reports

ESSA have reacted to the suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis by stating their intention to work closely with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), and throwing their support behind the recently launched UK Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. Yesterday, secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing, including at Wimbledon were leaked online. In fact, over the …

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ESSA & Perform Group agree integrity partnership

ESSA and Perform Group have agreed to exchange information relating to suspicious betting activity. The partnership represents an important move for both organisations, widening the scope of anti-match-fixing activities to include betting operators and the sports data companies that supply them, and recognising a mutual benefit in maintaining the integrity of sporting events. “We face a continuing challenge to our …

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ESSA unveils British Integrity plan to European Parliament

The fight against corruption in sport moved up a gear today when ESSA, the body representing most of the world’s biggest regulated betting firms, urged the EU to endorse plans to ensure betting integrity across Europe and to use its standing to promote the approach worldwide. Unveiling the British Integrity Action Plan at the European Parliament, Mike O’Kane, ESSA Chairman …

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