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Ollie Ring – Esports Insider – Can FIFA join esports respected ranks?

SBC News Ollie Ring - Esports Insider - Can FIFA join esports respected ranks?

For a number of years’ FIFA Football has ranked amongst the world’s top-selling video games, bridging a vital gap between generations’ of console gamers. However, despite FIFA’s popularity, the game has yet to crack the top echelon of competitive esports play and competition. Esports Insider’s Ollie Ring details what he believes is hindering FIFA’s progress within esports ranks and why …

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FIFA deepens integrity relationship with Sportradar

SBC News FIFA deepens integrity relationship with Sportradar

FIFA governance has pledged to further combat match fixing and strengthen its sports integrity program by deepening its existing relationship with Sportradar’s Integrity Services. Moving its existing Fraud Detection System with FIFA, Sportradar teams will now work closer with FIFA’s six continental confederations; CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, UEFA, the AFC and the OFC monitoring syndicated matches and betting related activity. FIFA …

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Ups & Downs… 2016’s biggest wins & most frustrating losses

SBC News Ups & Downs... 2016's biggest wins & most frustrating losses

FootballPredictions.com’s Ignacio del Valle Ruiz reviews 2016 biggest football wins, in what was a year full of thrills, surprises, underdog and comeback stories.    ______________________ Let’s face it – we all love lists, and there’s always some betting mishaps or fortunes that become viral and everyone talks about them. I gathered some during the year and would love to share …

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Bookmakers give mixed reactions to expanded 48-team FIFA World Cup

SBC News Bookmakers give mixed reactions to expanded 48-team FIFA World Cup

Bookmakers appear tepid on the prospect of an enlarged 48-team FIFA World Cup for 2026. Last week, the FIFA Council voted unanimously in favour of President Gianni Infantino’s expanded 48 team format, which drew criticism from multiple football stakeholders. At present, the expanded 48 team tournament will see an opening stage of 16 groups of three teams, with the top …

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FIFA alerted to suspicious betting patterns in World Cup qualifier

SBC News FIFA alerted to suspicious betting patterns in World Cup qualifier

England’s World Cup qualifying group has been subjected to claims of ‘suspicious betting’, after irregular patterns during Malta’s defeat to Lithuania three weeks ago were flagged up to FIFA. The world governing body was alerted to huge sums of money being placed on the match, which took place on the same night that England drew 0-0 in Slovenia. It has …

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Unibet Group signs agreement with Early Warning System GmbH

SBC News Unibet Group signs agreement with Early Warning System GmbH

Unibet Group has signed a cooperation agreement with Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) in order to improve efforts to safeguard the integrity of sports and betting. This agreement will further strengthen the cooperation between Unibet Group and FIFA’s Early Warning System, and the exchange of information will help to improve both prevention measures and education in the field of sports …

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Intralot becomes latest industry operator to join FIFA’s Early Warning System

SBC News Intralot becomes latest industry operator to join FIFA's Early Warning System

Greek gambling operator Intralot has become the latest industry enterprise to sign a cooperation agreement with FIFA’s Early Warning System (EWS). The partnership will see Intralot’s betting operations share information regarding its football markets with a view of further protecting the integrity of the sport and its competitions. FIFA’s EWS program pools match information from multiple stakeholders, be it betting …

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FutGalaxy pair charged under UK Gambling Act

SBC News FutGalaxy pair charged under UK Gambling Act

Two men from the Esports community have been charged under the UK Gambling Act for advertising unlawful gambling and promoting a lottery. This is widely believed to be the first such prosecution in the UK on betting related to gaming.  The pair have been named as Dylan Rigby and Craig ‘NephentheZ’ Douglas. Douglas, who has been involved with making Youtube videos for FutGalaxy, …

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Tipbet strengthens monitoring capabilities joining FIFA Early Warning System

SBC News Tipbet strengthens monitoring capabilities joining FIFA Early Warning System

European sports betting operator Tipbet (Tipbet.com) has become the latest industry organisation to adopt FIFA’s Early Warning System (EWS). The Early Warning System (EWS) was set up by FIFA with the aim to protect the integrity of football, preventing match-fixing and further promoting  fair play and tamper-free football. EWS works in collaboration with local and global betting operators, associations and …

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