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TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the …

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Tennis Integrity Unit issues life bans to three chair umpires

Three tennis chair umpires have been banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events, after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences. Announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the trio in question, Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, admitted to betting on tennis matches at ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017, as part …

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Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

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Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets. It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of …

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Trio of appointments to bring added strength to the TIU

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The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has announced a strengthening of its investigative, intelligence and educational capabilities, with the addition of a new trio of staff members. Responsible for enforcing the zero tolerance policy on betting related corruption encapsulating all professional tennis on a worldwide basis, the TIU states that the fresh appointments add greater depth, expertise and capability to the …

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“Fighting the scourge of betting-related corruption” with the TIU

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Integrity quite rightfully remains a key talking point for sports on a global basis, with the necessity for them to be seen as honest, genuine and clean coming with a plethora of benefits. One such example is tennis, where the International Tennis Federation (ITF) recently agreed a fresh deal with Sportradar, designed to monitor betting patterns on in excess of …

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International Tennis Federation deepens integrity partnership

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced an extension of its partnership with Sportradar, as it seeks to strengthen its integrity protection measures. As part of the fresh deal the sports betting solutions provider will use a fraud detection system, designed to monitor betting patterns across more than 50,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis matches. Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Founder and CEO, …

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TIU 2016 report shows 20% increase in suspicious betting alerts

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The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has expressed concern that the growing number of alerts it receives for suspicious betting patterns is reflective of an increased level of corruption in tennis. As part of its first annual report, the TIU said that while alerts alone were not proof of corruption, the system led to nine players and officials being sanctioned in …

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Tennis Integrity Unit investigates match from Wimbledon 2016

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed that it is investigating a match from Wimbledon this year in relation to suspicious betting patterns. The anti-corruption unit, established in September 2008 to enforce a zero-tolerance policy towards gambling-related corruption in tennis worldwide, has not revealed which match is under investigation, but it is believed to have involved relatively obscure players. The …

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Protecting its members from corruption is ESSA’s number one priority

Bill South, William Hill’s Director of Security and ESSA board member, is one of the many speakers at the Betting on Sports conference, which launches today. South is part of an integrity panel including Phil Suddick of the Tennis Integrity Unit and Alex Inglot from Sportradar, who will be discussing the latest trends in the battle again match fixing. South …

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Italian Federation suspends Davis Cup player for match-fixing

Marco Cecchinato, the Italian world number 143, has been banned from Tennis for 18 months and fined €40,000 for match-fixing. Cecchinato, part of the Italian Davis Cup squad just last weekend, is one of three Italian players to be banned, alongside Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo. The Italian federation has suspended Cecchinato until January 2018 for allegedly throwing his match against …

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