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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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Relaunched IBIA backed by H2 Capital business insights

SBC News Relaunched IBIA backed by H2 Capital business insights

The newly relaunched International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA -formerly ESSA) has today announced that industry business data and information supplier H2 Capital will formerly act as its lead market data provider. The tie-up will see IBIA teams supported with access to the extensive H2 Capital database covering industry insight across 2 million data points reaching 150 jurisdictions, significantly strengthening IBIA …

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No Love… ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

SBC News No Love... ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, tennis correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system. Briggs reports that lower ranking players believe that their professional progress has been thwarted, by the introduction of the ITF’s new ‘World Tennis Tour’ ranking system. Players have complained of …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

SBC News ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

SBC News Winning Post - Safer gambling banks on blocking

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation

SBC News 28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation

EU-wide crime agency Europol has reported that Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested 83 individuals in connection to a criminal syndicate manipulating professional tennis competitions/matches. Publishing its report, Europol details that 28 professional tennis players are implicated in the ongoing investigation, with Europol revealing that one player had played at the last US Open Grand Slam tournament. The investigation, which began …

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