Tag Archives: Match Fixing

The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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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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Mark Locke – Genius Sports – Technology a firm bet for sports integrity

Mark Locke CEO of Genius Sports details why technology aligned with stakeholder cooperation is the greatest asset in combatting match-fixing and sports corruption a subject matter which affects the industry’s  long-term growth, consumer appeal  and integrity.  The unprecedented growth in the popularity of sports betting around the world is due to different factors that include the rising popularity of OTT …

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Welsh FA will investigate suspicious betting patterns

The Welsh Football Association (FAW) has launched an investigation into allegations of match fixing in the Welsh Premier League.  The inquiry began after the FAW was alerted to suspicious betting patterns as Port Talbot lost 5-0 to Rhyl at the weekend. Rhyl had not won for 17 matches prior to this comprehensive victory. An FAW spokesperson said of the news: “We have …

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Equiom’s Peter Greenhill: ‘a very different player experience required in Asia’

Peter Greenhill, recently recruited as Head of eBusiness by Equiom Group, explains how his new firm fits into the gaming eco-system and why it decided to become a sponsor of the Asian Spring Social, organised by AGBrief and SBC.  SBC: Hi Peter, great to catch up. As a gaming and eBusiness leadership veteran, what attracted you to join the Equiom Group …

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DSWV welcomes anti-match fixing bill in Germany

A bill was recently submitted to the federal government with the aim of amending the current law so that it penalises match-fixing more adequately. The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has welcomed this move. DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “Match-fixing is a crime. If criminal groups affect games, then it’s economically damaging as well as from an integrity point of view. This is …

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FA suspends three non-league players for match fixing allegations

It has been reported that Zephaniah Thomas of Mickleover Sports, Worcester City’s Tyler Weir and Scott Spencer of Hyde United have been suspended by the FA in relation to match fixing allegations. The players were charged with failing to immediately report to the Football Association an “approach by a third party related to seeking to influence the outcome or conduct of …

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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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IPL match fixing suspensions rock Indian cricket

Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket has been rocked, following the decision of an appointed panel to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on corruption charges relating to illegal betting and match fixing. The cricket teams which form part of an eight team league have been suspended for a period of two years. The three man appointed panel further …

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Italian football leagues rocked by arrests of 50 match-fixing suspects

Italian police anti-corruption unit has arrested 50 people, including players, club officials and a Calabrian mobster in connection with accusations relating to match fixing. The arrests have been made in relation to a dozen investigated matches in Italian football’s third tier professional league. Giving further detail regarding the arrests the Italian police said it had gained substantial evidence on the …

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