Tag Archives: ATP

‘No love lost’ for Cloudbet with zero-margin odds extension

Cloudbet, a crypto sportsbook and casino operator, has agreed to extend its zero-margin odds campaign for the forthcoming French Open which gets underway this weekend at Roland Garros, Paris. The Grand Slam tournament for tennis’ clay-court season, the Roland Garros French Open, had been rescheduled to late September following the cancellation of all ATP and WTA tournaments in April. As …

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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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Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution

Sportradar Integrity Services has upped its commitment to safeguarding professional athletes from social media abuse with the launch of its new player protection solution. The solution will be made available to all sports federations, leagues and governing bodies, having been designed to protect the mental health and well being of professional athletes by keeping them free from online abuse. Andreas …

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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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RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry

Esports betting has taken centre stage as a viable alternative for bookmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with this relatively new sector garnering a lot of attention, questions are being raised as to how stable it is compared with traditional sports betting.  It is vital that esports betting keeps its integrity during this period as a mistake could derail the …

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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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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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Year in Review: Industry deepens integrity commitment

This year, gaming operators and regulatory bodies have clamped down on suspicious activity and corruption in the betting industry, with measures being introduced to prevent integrity being hindered. Regulatory bodies such as the Gambling Commission called for operators to pay greater attention to collaboration with sports bodies and the reporting of sports to minimise the risk of match-fixing. The commission …

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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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