Tag Archives: Ian Smith

ESIC adds Ultimate Tournament to Anti-Corruption programme

Esports betting operator Ultimate Tournament eSportsbook has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as an  Anti-Corruption Supporter. In joining the programme, Ultimate Tournament will assist ESIC in investigating suspicious betting activity across their betting platform, endorsing ESIC’s greater effort against match-fixing and betting fraud within the esports betting industry. Anti-Corruption Supporters work closely with ESIC to provide information needed for …

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Fast growth Oddin joins ESIC anti-corruption ranks

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has certified Czech betting software provider Oddin (Oddin.gg) as an ‘anti-corruption supporter’, safeguarding pro-esports interests against the threats of match-fixing and manipulation. Founded in 2018, Prague-based Oddin is a specialist in customised B2B pro-esports betting solutions for regulated/licensed bookmakers. Oddin’s specialised software provisions cater for bookmaker esports data feeds, tournament/match APIs, customised risk management and …

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ESIC responds to ‘false narratives’ on its relationship with betting

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has declared that it carries no special interests for the sports betting sector, maintaining its independence as an organisation strengthening all esports integrity dynamics. This weekend, ESIC issued its statement ‘to clear false narratives’ regarding recent legislative developments related to the US market, its relationship with games developers and its duties policing integrity matters. “Whilst …

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Rank completes phase one of Stride migrations

Rank Group Plc has migrated ‘Bella Casino’ onto its proprietary operating platform, thereby completing the first stage of the technology integration of its acquired Stride Gaming assets.  The LSE gambling group underlined progress on the key technology directive of merging Stride Gaming’s multi-brand UK online casino and bingo portfolio with its proprietary systems to expand its ‘Rank Interactive’ business unit.    …

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HooYu and SBC Webinars present: How to Maximise Growth in Esports Betting With Tailored Customer Sign-Up and KYC

HooYu webinar - how to maximise esports betting growth with tailored customer sign-up

HooYu, the specialists in customer onboarding, KYC and fraud prevention, will host a special SBC Webinar on Thursday 15 October 2020 (3pm BST) outlining how to successfully onboard esports betting customers.  The How to Maximise Growth in Esports Betting With Tailored Customer Sign-Up and KYC session will take an in-depth look at some of the crucial practical issues that operators …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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Cyber.bet tackles esports corruption joining ESIC

Cyber.bet has become the latest to secure a partnership with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) to focus on tackling match fixing and corruption within the esports betting domain. Cyber.bet will work alongside ESIC to provide information needed for initiating and conducting investigations on match fixing and betting fraud. Ian Smith, Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission said: “It is an …

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Parimatch combats esports corruption with ESIC membership

International betting operator Parimatch has strengthened its commitment to fight against the corruption of esports matches and athletes after becoming the latest to join the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). The new membership adds to the current Parimatch partnership with FederBet, which focuses on combating fraud. The new agreement will provide ESIC with betting data in order to help investigate possible …

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Loot.Bet becomes the latest to join ESIC

In a bid to further investigate possible instances of match-fixing and fraud, esports bookmaker Loot.Bet has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).   The bookmaker has agreed to share betting data with the independent monitoring body, with the hope of protecting integrity in esports. “As a major esports bookmaker, we’re deeply interested in high trust not only in our brand in …

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Australian authorities crack down on suspicious betting in esports investigation

A number of warrants for arrest have been executed across Australia this morning following an investigation into suspicious betting activity on an esports league. The investigation, carried out as part of a joint operation between the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit and the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, was initiated after information was received by local police regarding  activity linked to a …

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