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FIFA launches new integrity toolkit

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has announced the launch of an enhanced integrity toolkit that builds on the integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The new toolkit, which features updated integrity programme resources, aims to not only protect the sport, but also looks to provide help to member …

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Eleven Sports appoints Luis Vicente as new CEO

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Luis Vicente has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of global sports provider Eleven Sports (ES) following an announcement by the group.  Joining the company from FIFA where he worked to champion new technologies, gaming, data and content strategies as the governing body’s chief digital transformation & innovation officer, Vicente will take up his new role as of …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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GLMS call for ratification of Macolin Convention at CoE hearing

Ahead of the release of the upcoming PACE Report, representatives from the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have called for further ratifications of the Macolin Convention, in a bid to crack down on suspicious betting activity. Attending the October 1 Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in …

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Integrity task force concludes with no cases of manipulation

The FIFA integrity task force, which was set up to monitor this summer’s Women’s World Cup, has concluded there was no suspicion of match manipulation at the tournament.  The task force was formed to support FIFA in addressing any integrity-related concerns and has been deemed a success despite betting turnover during the competition being found to be an estimated 14 …

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Sportradar strengthens fight against match-fixing in the DFL

Sportradar Integrity Services has strengthened its current agreement with the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga in a move that will see the duo ramp up the fight against match fixing in connection with sports betting. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar has rolled out its Fraud Detection System (FDS) which seeks to carry out  systematic and continuous monitoring, detection, documentation …

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UKGC ‘constrained by the current legislation’ on loot boxes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has disclosed to MPs that it currently does not have measures in place to oversee the sale of ‘in-game content’ such as Fifa ‘player packs’ and video game loot boxes due to the lack of clarity on how such customer engagements are monetised.  As it stands, such products are not defined as gambling due to the …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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GLMS identifies 198 suspicious betting instances in Q1

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) has identified 33 matches to its partners out of the 198 alerts generated regarding suspicious betting activities. The alerts generated are said to cover a wide range of sports for Q1, including football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, esports and ice hockey. GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, commented on the results: “GLMS is a Global Integrity …

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Football weighs up ‘untapped potential’ of VAR advertising

The Financial Times has reported that a number of football governing bodies are exploring the potential of advertising/sponsoring ‘video assistant referee (VAR)’ match breaks. World football governing body, FIFA, is reported to have been approached by advertising companies seeking to sponsor ‘VAR breaks’, during last summer’s Russia 2018 World Cup tournament. The opportunity to advertise to football audiences during live …

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