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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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ESSA reports 41 cases of suspicious betting activity in Q2

Betting integrity body ESSA has confirmed that they reported 41 cases of suspicious betting activity to the relevant gambling regulatory and sports governing authorities during the second quarter of 2016. Tennis accounted for 34 (83%) of the 41 cases, with four for Football and one each for Snooker, Handball and Beach Volleyball. 24 of the cases were identified in European …

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Tennis Integrity Unit reveals increase in suspicious betting

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed that they received 48 alerts to suspicious betting and match-fixing during the first quarter of 2016. The figure is up by 31 from the same period in 2015, and includes one case from the Australian Open. None of the matches or players involved were named, but the TIU did confirm that one alert …

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Tennis Integrity Unit and Pinnacle Sports release joint statement

Nigel Willerton, Director of Integrity at the Tennis Integrity Unit last week made a statement to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on match fixing in tennis. This is a joint response from both the TIU itself and Pinnacle Sports to clarify the following statement which was made by Willerton on Wednesday 24th February 2016: “They [Pinnacle Sports] won’t at this present time …

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Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget of …

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Chairman rejects suggestion of fixing at Burnie International

Despite recent allegations around the Australian Open, organisers of the Burnie International are confident their event has not been targeted by match fixers, even though self-confessed ‘tanker’ Nick Lindahl has played there in the past. As reported in The Mercury, two other players allegedly among the 15 former and current professionals said to have played in matches surrounded by unusual …

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