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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Jones handed snooker suspension over match-fixing allegations

World number 39, Jamie Jones has been handed suspension from the World Snooker Tour and will face a disciplinary hearing from The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). The case relates to a International Championship Qualification tie played between David John and Graeme Dott on 29 September 2016. 30 year old Jones is accused of being “party to, or …

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Suspicious betting report raises lower level football concerns

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Lower level matches and friendlies are more susceptible to suspicious betting. That’s according to Perform Group, who teamed up with integrity partners Starlizard and TXODDS to produce an “unbiased” and “non-sensational” snapshot of suspicious betting patterns in football. Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity at Perform Group, said the joint report was designed to provide intelligence and analysis to football’s governing …

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Simon Barker – The PFA – Sport relies on integrity

Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Simon Barker spoke to SBC about a wide variety of subjects from the importance of the Sporting Chance clinic, to the role the PFA plays in player education. Barker joined the PFA after an extensive career as a professional player, appearing over 213 times and scoring on 41 occasions for Blackburn …

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Audit regards Kindred as an integrity leader

The Kindred Group has been deemed to be one of the leading gambling operators within sports betting and sport integrity by the audit company Ethisport. The group achieved a global rating of 70 percent, exceeding the industry average, including national lotteries. Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) has commissioned the sports betting integrity audit company Ethisport to conduct an audit on …

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The International Table Tennis Federation announces integrity partnership with Sportradar

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar utilising the organisation’s renowned monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. Hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation in sport, …

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ESSA pleased at attempts of international co-operation on integrity

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Sports betting integrity body ESSA has welcomed the regulatory interest in tackling match fixing via The Group of Copenhagen (Network of National Platforms), which held its 4th meeting in The Hague this week at the Department of Sport at the Dutch Ministry of Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali said the organisation: welcomed the increased focus on betting …

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Serbian Basketball League signs Sportradar integrity deal

Sportradar has signed a deal with the Serbian Basketball League (KLS) which will see the Serbian Superlige monitored by Sportradar’s integrity services. The company’s Fraud Detection System will monitor betting across over 450 betting operators, looking over the remaining matches in the current season from today onwards, as well as the upcoming season’s games. KLS Director Leon Deleon explained the …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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