Tag Archives: integrity

Integrity education programme receives EU funding

The joint EU Athletes and regulated betting sector’s pioneering player betting integrity education programme has received a huge boost in funding from the European Commission. The five-year-old programme has received €488,305, ensuring that it continues for another 2 years, kicking off in January 2016 until the end of 2017. EU Athletes programme is backed by the private betting sector trade …

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Genius move for Betgenius branding

Industry software provider Betgenius has undergone an extensive marketing revamp with the launch of its new parent company brand Genius Sports Group, in order to ‘more accurately reflect the diversity of its products’. The Betgenius brand will become one of the Group’s business verticals and will continue to focus on developing bespoke B2B betting solutions for operators. The second business …

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Ministerial support for industry forum’s integrity plan

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF), the government back body containing representatives from the world of sport and betting, has published its Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. The Gambling Commission-administered body says that while evidence of corrupt sports betting in the UK has ‘so far been limited to what appear to be isolated incidents’, the industry cannot afford to be …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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ESSA keeping tabs on integrity matters

SBC News’ Joe Plewes takes a look at the recent ESSA integrity report to see what the industry is doing to clamp down on incidences of match fixing. The recent ESSA integrity report for the first quarter of 2015 couldn’t have been more timely. It was released within a week of two former Football League players being jailed for a …

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ESSA reveals 24 suspicious betting patterns in Q1 2015

Industry integrity organisation ESSA has launched its 2015 Q1 Integrity Report. This is the first quarterly report to be issued, replacing the previous annual report. ESSA Chairman Mike O’Kane stated: “I am delighted to welcome our readers to ESSA’s new quarterly integrity report. We have long promoted an open, transparent and evidence-based approach and we hope that this report, and …

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Czech Rep FA extends integrity partnership with Sportradar

The Czech Republic’s FA (FACR) has extended its existing data and integrity partnership with Sportradar for a further four years, taking the relationship on until the summer of 2019. Under the agreement signed today, Sportradar’s market-leading Fraud Detection System will monitor all the senior and U21s men’s and women’s national team fixtures, all the U19s league matches, the women’s first …

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Match fixing groomers ‘almost like paedophiles’

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has apparently waged war on live betting ahead of the Cricket World Cup, and warned that anyone caught breaking the rules would be barred from the whole tournament. Speaking to the media at the end of last week, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit, said that ‘pitch-siding’ went ‘far deeper’ …

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Six Nations signs integrity monitoring deal

Six Nations Rugby Limited signed a three year service agreement with Sportradar under which the next three editions of the senior Men’s, Women’s and U20s Six Nations Championships will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System. Sportradar, which already works with the Rugby Football Union and the Australian Rugby Union, will employ its FDS to monitor the global betting patterns …

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Andreas Krannich – Sportradar – The Integrity Fight

Sports integrity and match fixing are a key concern to regulatory bodies, as online sports betting looks for government approval and a coherent legislative framework in multiple jurisdictions. For a number of year’s sports data and insight specialist Sportradar has been helping numerous stakeholders fight against sports corruption using data and technology. Team SBC spoke with Andreas Krannich Managing Director …

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