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Betting industry welcomes international match-fixing cooperation

The European regulated betting industry welcomes the Council of Europe’s Convention on match-fixing, which aims to prevent the manipulation of sports results. The EGBA, ESSA, and the RGA, believe that it represents a relatively positive and potentially significant development in the fight against sport and betting related fraud. At the same time, certain provisions raise concerns regarding their compatibility with …

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Industry bodies publish report on sports betting commercial & integrity issues

In the week when Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new match-fixing Convention in Switzerland, the regulated betting industry, represented by the ABB, EGBA, ESSA and RGA has published a report entitled Sports Betting: Commercial and Integrity Issues to help inform the wider debate. The author Jason Foley-Train updates the 2010 report he produced while on secondment (to the betting industry) from the UK Department for …

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ESSA’s Khalid Ali: long and challenging process to remove ‘betting right’

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, comments on the passage of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. “The industry has worked hard over the last couple of years to work constructively with policymakers on the Council of Europe’s proposed text, most notably including the removal of the promotion of …

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Federbet criticised over match fixing claims

Federbet, the Belgian-based integrity body which claimed last season 110 matches were identified as having been fixed, with suspicions over a further 350, has been widely criticised by both sporting and gambling organisations. French regulator ARJEL issued a joint statement with the French Football League (LFP) decrying the claims. It said: “ARJEL and LFP cannot agree with the statements that …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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ESSA 2012 European Match Fixing Report

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA),the Brussels based monitoring and reporting body have published the Their 2012 report into match fixing and irregular betting on European sports and bookmakers. The ESSA flagged 109 irregular bets with only six subsequently referred to local policing authorities. Using sophisticated data collection tools to monitor 27 European Union nations along with Iceland, Norway and …

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