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ESSA & Perform Group agree integrity partnership

ESSA and Perform Group have agreed to exchange information relating to suspicious betting activity. The partnership represents an important move for both organisations, widening the scope of anti-match-fixing activities to include betting operators and the sports data companies that supply them, and recognising a mutual benefit in maintaining the integrity of sporting events. “We face a continuing challenge to our …

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Betway gains ESSA membership

Betway has joined ESSA, the global integrity body for the regulated betting industry. ESSA is a non-profit organisation that monitors irregular betting patterns and possible instances of event manipulation. Betway is now a full participant in the reporting system, which is geared towards identifying any such betting behaviour. Richard Akitt, CEO of Betway, said: “We’re delighted to have joined ESSA, the …

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Sky Bet joins ESSA

Sky Bet has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. Sky Bet has significant links to sport through a variety of platforms and is currently the main sponsor of the English Football League, helping to drive its international betting operation. The addition of Sky Bet brings ESSA’s membership to 18 and further enhances the organisation’s ability to detect, deter …

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Betting industry welcomes international match-fixing cooperation

The European regulated betting industry welcomes the Council of Europe’s Convention on match-fixing, which aims to prevent the manipulation of sports results. The EGBA, ESSA, and the RGA, believe that it represents a relatively positive and potentially significant development in the fight against sport and betting related fraud. At the same time, certain provisions raise concerns regarding their compatibility with …

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Industry bodies publish report on sports betting commercial & integrity issues

In the week when Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new match-fixing Convention in Switzerland, the regulated betting industry, represented by the ABB, EGBA, ESSA and RGA has published a report entitled Sports Betting: Commercial and Integrity Issues to help inform the wider debate. The author Jason Foley-Train updates the 2010 report he produced while on secondment (to the betting industry) from the UK Department for …

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ESSA and CONCACAF agree betting integrity MoU

ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have today agreed to establish a betting integrity information sharing arrangement. The agreement builds on ESSA’s already strong information sharing base with many of the world’s major football authorities. It also aims to demonstrate the increasingly global focus of ESSA and its …

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EU Commission study challenges sports betting right

The regulated betting industry welcomes the main findings of a European Commission funded study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union. The study ( link to study) finds that there is no legal basis nor rationale for an EU-wide right to consent to bets (ie “sports betting right”). The study also concludes that the French sports betting right, whereby …

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