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Tennis dominates ESSA 2016 ‘suspicious betting activity’ report

Issuing an industry note, international sports integrity body ESSA has revealed that a total of 131 cases of suspicious betting activity was recorded during 2016. Detailing its report, ESSA governance specified that 41 cases had been recorded during Q4 2016. Tennis dominated 2016 with 103 cases being reported to the Tennis Integrity Unit, followed by football with 16 cases reported to …

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ESSA – Tennis continues to dominate suspicious betting alerts

European sports integrity unit ESSA has reported that tennis accounted for 84% of all cases of suspicious betting reported to regulatory authorities. Tennis alerts have now dominated ESSA’s integrity statistics for seven consecutive quarters since ESSA introduced its quarterly reporting practice at the start of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 saw 37 cases of suspicious betting activity identified by …

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Vincent Leonard – JABet – Game, Set & Match in Specialisation

As more sportsbooks pour into the UK marketplace undoubtedly it’s a glass which is now overflowing. The question of how to stand out becomes ever more prevalent and whilst many operators go down the route of adding new features, games and markets to attract new customers and attract new ones, there’s one bookmaker taking a different approach.  JABet specialises in …

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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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Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of …

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ICE 2016 – Betting integrity and match fixing

All of the panellists in the Betting Integrity Betmarkets Session at ICE 2016 agreed that the only way the current situation will improve is if the Gambling Commission, sports governing bodies, betting operators and law enforcement align with each other and work collaboratively in the fight against match fixing. Betting integrity and match fixing at the highest level of sport …

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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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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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Tennis rejects suggestion evidence of match fixing suppressed

In response to match fixing allegations aired on BBC News and BuzzFeed online, the four governing bodies of tennis (ATP, WTA, Grand Slam Board, ITF) who are partners in the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), confirmed that there is a zero-tolerance approach to all aspects of corruption and that they are and will continue to be firmly committed to protecting the integrity …

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ESSA releases statement following tennis corruption reports

ESSA have reacted to the suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis by stating their intention to work closely with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), and throwing their support behind the recently launched UK Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. Yesterday, secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing, including at Wimbledon were leaked online. In fact, over the …

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