Tag Archives: WTA

Rush Street Interactive boosts tennis capacity with IMG Arena

Rush Street Interactive’s US online gambling property PlaySugarHouse.com has become the first US sportsbook venture to launch IMG Arena’s live streaming services. The partnership sees Rush Street Interactive become the first US gambling operator to integrate IMG ARENA’s full live streaming portfolio. As a result, Rush Street Interactive’s PlaySugarHouse domain becomes the only online sportsbook operating within New Jersey and Pennsylvania …

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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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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Sportradar – Tennis needs to be data & technology sharp in its integrity battles

Sportradar has published its official response to last April’s ‘Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis’ commissioned by the ‘Tennis Integrity Unit’ (TIU) representing pro tennis’ governing bodies the WTA, ATP and the ITF. In its response Sportradar supports the majority of the independent panel’s recommendations, however, the leading sports data firm outlines its concerns ‘in relation to the recommendation regarding …

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ESSA opens member consultation on Tennis’ IRP findings

European-wide sports integrity body ESSA has issued a statement, detailing that it will move to consult its industry members on the findings and recommendations of tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP). This week, at a press conference in London, sports law QC Adam Lewis revealed the IRP’s two-year study into tennis integrity, in which the independent panel reviewed the sport’s match-fixing, …

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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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Enetpulse InPlay sees new provider of live football data

Enetpulse has entered the world of Live Betting Football Data for the sports betting industry with the introduction of its new Enetpulse InPlay service. Using 15 years of experience with sports data delivery and ‘remarkable’ investment in its Live Betting Data product and infrastructure, Enetpulse has developed a state-of-the-art product for the ever-growing live betting market. Based on its success …

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Perform agrees $500 million media rights contract with WTA

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has agreed to a media rights contract it says will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons from 2017 to 2026, with plans to produce all 2,000 or so singles matches on the women’s tennis tour each year. The deal, announced Tuesday, keeps the WTA’s international television rights with its current broadcast distribution …

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