Tag Archives: Match Fixing

Spelinspektionen issues ban on yellow card markets

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has issued a further crackdown on match-fixing after confirming that it will ban betting markets on rule violations such as expulsions, penalties and yellow cards in football. The new rules, which come into force from 1 January 2021, will be applicable to games played in Sweden. The regulations, according to the regulator, will mean that …

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Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic

Europol, the European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation, has issued a warning against the ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing by organised crime groups (OCGs). The report, entitled The involvement of organised crime groups in sports corruption, emphasised that OCGs have been exploiting ‘the changing circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic’. “Sports corruption is a serious crime involving organised crime groups operating …

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Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation

Victoria Police has confirmed that two individuals have been charged with attempting to corrupt at least two tennis tournaments in Brazil and Egypt in 2018, after they were found to be a part of an international tennis match-fixing syndicate. Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the India-headquartered syndicate is allegedly responsible for using low-ranked players from Europe and South America …

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Spelinspektionen submits match-fixing regulations to European Commission

Spelinspektionen has submitted new regulations and general advice on match fixing to the National Board of Trade for notification to the European Commission. Under the new rules, betting markets would be limited to the top four divisions of football, with betting on the Swedish Cup restricted to matches featuring teams from said divisions. This policy has also been extended to …

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Osasuna involved in La Liga match fixing case

Osasuna’s former club secretary, Angel Vizcay, has claimed that the club had made a series of payments to Getafe and Real Betis to influence the outcome of matches during the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 seasons.  Vizcay claimed in a provincial court in Pamplona on Tuesday that Getafe had been paid €400,000 in cash to lose to Osasuna in 2013, while also …

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Winning Post – UK remote growth a margin call?

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: remote market – Supernormal margins, not supernormal growth… 2017 has been a year of mixed messages for UK remote gambling. A number of commentators have referred to …

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ESSA gains EU funding for three new ‘match-fixing combat’ projects

International betting integrity body ESSA is to engage in three new anti-match-fixing projects that have been granted funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. The funding will see the association involved in a total of four anti-match-fixing projects simultaneously and is part of ESSA’s on-going policy to participate in and promote integrity efforts on behalf of its members, which include …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – A watching brief

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Susan O’Leary, director of eCommerce at Alderney, says the football betting industry needs to embrace regulation to ensure long-term success. The relationship between football betting operators and governments, regulators and advertising watchdogs has, and always will be, a game of tug of war. Operators want to maximise exposure for their brands and offer consumers more markets across more games and leagues …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – Strength in numbers

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Susan O’Leary, Director of eCommerce at Alderney, says a recent panel discussion at the ASEAN Gaming Summit suggests progress is on the horizon when it comes to combating match fixing. During the recent ASEAN Gaming Summit in Manila, I was invited to take part in a panel on sports betting regulation. Expertly moderated by Harmen Brenninkmeijer of Dynamic Partners, the …

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Indian Super League football boosts integrity capabilities with Sportradar

Beginning its third football season on the 3 October the ‘Hero Indian Super League’ (ISL) has moved to strengthen its match fixing monitoring capabilities by joining Sportradar’s Integrity Services Platform. Sportradar will now monitor all ISL 2016/17 matches for suspicious betting patterns, and will further consult and assist ISL governance regarding strengthening its league integrity and preventing match-fixing. Announcing the …

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