Tag Archives: Match Fixing

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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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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Delroy Facey gets 2.5 years in match fixing trial

A former professional footballer and former semi-professional footballer suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Delroy Facey, 35, and Moses Swaibu, 25, had attempted to corrupt lower league players to influence the outcome of matches, enabling betting on the fixed …

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IOC & IFSI incorporates first agenda for sports integrity

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has met with the International Forum for Sports (IFSI) in Lausanne to discuss athlete protections with regards to sports integrity, as the governing bodies aim to create a Sport Integrity 2020 Agenda. Prior to the meeting the two bodies announced the launch of the Integrity & Compliance Hotline for stakeholders in professional sports, which will aim …

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Infographic shows history of online sports betting industry

This new infographic from RightCasino.com reveals how, in 20 years, online betting has grown into an industry worth more than $74 billion. It charts the history of online betting from humble origins in Antigua to its current level of sophistication, where crazy PR stunts, royal baby betting and celebrity endorsement are industry standard. The sports betting industry as a whole …

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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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Former Premier League Player Delroy Facey pleads not guility to conspiracy charge

Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey has pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit bribery at Birmingham Crown Court. Facey who played in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers FC (2002 – 2004) is alleged to have committed the offence of bribery by offering financial advantage to a group of registered professional football players. The 34 year …

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Professor Jack Anderson ‘match fixing bigger threat than doping’

Professor Jack Anderson of Queen’s University Belfast stated that match fixing had become the number one threat to sports integrity, surpassing doping. Speaking at the International Sports Law Conference in Adelaide, Anderson urged for a review of current processes and strategies in order to tackle match fixing syndicates in international sports. Anderson further stated that sports governing bodies remained unware …

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Lega Pro renews Sportradar match-fixing monitoring contract

Italy’s Lega Pro has renewed its long-standing partnership with Sportradar, ensuring that the  provider of match-fixing support and services will continue to both monitor the Lega Pro leagues with its renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS) and provide its educational Fraud Prevention Service (FPS) workshops until the end of the 2017-2018 season. To underline this commitment and the importance of the …

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