Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

888sport commits to ESSA integrity body

Entering 2017 European sports betting operator 888Sport has become the latest industry stakeholder to join betting integrity body ESSA. The 888 Holdings sports betting subsidiary will work with ESSA governance to further protect industry consumers from betting fraud and further help fight betting-related corruption in sport. ESSA governance was pleased to welcome a further high profile bookmaker to its ranks. …

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Sportium becomes the 22nd regulated operator to join ESSA

Spanish-licensed Sportium has become the 22nd leading regulated operator to join the international betting integrity body, ESSA. The official betting partner of Spanish football’s La Liga has become the fourth operator to join the association this year, in a move which further strengthens ESSA’s alert and reporting system. Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “Sportium is a major player in …

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Stoiximan joins ESSA sports integrity program

Greek licensed operator Stoiximan has become the latest member of European sports betting integrity unit ESSA. Stoiximan becomes the 21st industry member to join the integrity unit, and will contribute to ESSA’s global alert and sports betting fraud detection system. ESSA governance welcomed the inclusion of Stoiximan one of the highest coverage betting operators in the Greek and Romanian markets. …

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ESSA systems to monitor all 306 Rio 2016 events

Industry sports integrity organization ESSA has announced that it will deploy a ‘heightened level’ of security during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (start date 5 August). ESSA and its members will be cooperating with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) monitoring all 306 Olympic events via its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). ESSA and its members have experience of working with …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Russian operator Fonbet

ESSA has signed an integrity agreement with Russian market operator Fonbet, bringing its membership to 20. The deal continues the organisation’s growth and further bolsters the global market coverage of ESSA’s betting integrity alert and reporting system. Fonbet was the biggest operator in the Russian retail and online market in 2014 with 1180 betting shops (21.4% market share) and 2.5 …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Lithuanian regulator

ESSA and the Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania have agreed an information sharing agreement to guard against betting related corruption. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified on ESSA members’ regulated markets within the Lithuanian regulator’s operational remit, in a move which further increases ESSA’s international information …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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Sporting Index bolsters ESSA membership numbers

Sporting Index has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. By joining with Sporting Index, ESSA has added sports spread betting to its existing coverage of traditional fixed odds and pool betting markets. ESSA now has 19 members, and represents many of the major regulated international sports betting operators: the ABB, Betclic, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, Bet365, BetVictor, Betway, bwinparty, Digibet, …

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Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of …

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Kick Crime Out of Sport project launched by ESSA and key stakeholders

An international project to address match-fixing in sport kicked off today with ESSA, the body representing most of the world’s biggest regulated betting firms, amongst the key stakeholders participating in the EU funded initiative that is being led by the Council of Europe. Other key stakeholders involved in the Kick Crime Out of Sport (KCOOS) project include INTERPOL, the International …

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