Tag Archives: tennis

Cloudbet reactivates ‘zero margin odds’ for the US Open

Crypto sportsbook Cloudbet has relaunched it’s signature ‘zero-margin odds campaign’ for this September’s US Open grand slam tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York, where Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams head the market. Having rolled out the zero-margin offer to immediate and demonstrable effect over the COVID-19-disrupted English Premier League football season, the firm is again deploying its blockchain …

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GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal

GVC Holdings will back tennis’ ‘Eastern European Championship’ charity initiative to raise vital funds in support of international COVID-19 relief efforts. Held in Belgrade at the ‘Tipsarevic Academy’, the Eastern European Championship is a six-week exhibition tournament (15 June – 23 July) created by former tour pro Janko Tipsarevic to raise funds for COVID-19 and tennis development charities. The special event marks …

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ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA

Tennis’ ATP Tour will launch its first virtual sports product after expanding its longstanding partnership with IMG ARENA – the sports betting innovation studio and content hub of global sports publishing group IMG. The sport’s first officially branded virtual sports product features logos from the ATP Masters 1000 series and official tournament names. It has been designed to deliver players …

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Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will hold emergency meetings next week assessing its options with regards to maintaining UK tennis’ 2020 schedule.  Updating stakeholders, AELTC detailed that it is evaluating all potential scenarios, including the postponement of the Wimbledon 2020 Championships (29 June – 12 July) as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   AELTC confirmed that it …

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Magnus Hedman acquires ‘tennis ace’ Jasis for future 10Star venture

Tennis risk management and pricing modules provider Jasis (Jasis.co.uk) has confirmed that it has been acquired by industry figurehead Magnus Hedman. The London based outfit is set to form part of new technology enterprise ‘10Star’, which aims to launch in the ‘second quarter of 2021’ to provide betting software services for regulated market incumbents. Operating since 2012, Jasis has developed …

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Reformed TIU meets year-1 integrity goals ahead of critical 2020

Completing its first year under a new operating regime, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today published its annual review detailing the development of its work and further directives protecting tennis competitions, athletes and wider stakeholders from corruption. Following a two-year investigation, the ‘Independent Review Panel’ (IRP) recommended that tennis’ combined governing bodies reform the TIU’s governance and working remit. …

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SBC’s Year In Review: October’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This tenth edition looks at October and more specifically at Digitain targetting the ‘Netflix Experience’, the lessons to be learnt from SportPesa’s Kenyan withdrawal, the doubts surrounding the IRP tennis data findings and the ‘once in …

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Live data deal reached as ITF plans major integrity investment

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has helped to salvage the sale of live scoring data for the $25k level of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour (WTT).  In 2016, the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis at the international level (ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board) appointed an Independent Review Panel (IRP) to address …

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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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Tennis alert drop off casts doubt on IRP data findings

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Sportradar has suggested that the Independent Review Panel (IRP) would have delivered a different set of conclusions about corruption in tennis had it been completed a year later. David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, pointed to the “dramatic drop off in the number of integrity alerts for tennis over the last 12 months” as evidence that the situation …

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