Tag Archives: integrity

MGA makes it mandatory to report suspicious betting activities

Under new rules released by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), sportsbook operators will be required to report any suspicious betting patterns from 1 January 2021. The new requirements follow a seven-week consultation which sought to gather feedback on the proposed Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements alongside a series of other measures. The MGA stated that it plans to make its Suspicious …

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Betting on Sports Europe to address industry’s looming crisis

Betting on Sports Europe 2020

What can the sports betting industry do to avert an industry-wide crisis across Europe will be a key theme at this year’s Betting on Sports Europe conference, being held at Stamford Bridge on 2-4 June.  The conference will take place against a backdrop of the sports betting industry coming under fire from both politicians and the media, with the criticism …

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Watch: Joe Lee on the importance of collaboration

Head of GB&I at Paddy Power Betfair, Joe Lee has emphasized the importance of developing a collaborative relationship between the betting industry and sports governing bodies when it comes to maintaining integrity in US sports. Lee also discussed the importance of public trust, both in the industry as well as in governing sports bodies. In an interview at the recent Betting on Sports Conference, …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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Svenska Spel collaborates with SEF to offer integrity lectures

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has secured a new agreement with Swedish Elite Football (SEF) which will see the duo collaborate in offering education surrounding match-fixing and sport integrity. Svenska Spel and the SEF will deliver a series of lectures at Sweden’s annual youth tournament, The Gothia Cup, which will primarily focus on addressing the dangers of match-fixing and …

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Sportradar teams up with Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization to combat corruption

Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization (EGY-NADO) has upped its efforts to protect and maintain integrity in Egyptian sports by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar Integrity Services. The new MoU will facilitate the co-operation between the duo on matters of integrity, allowing for investigations to be carried out into potential infractions of the country’s Anti-Doping Code and other sports …

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IHRB commits to monitoring betting trends with €350,000 investment

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has committed to an investment of €350,000 to an external organisation which sets to help the regulator both monitor betting trends and investigate breaches of betting rules in the coming months. As part of a four-year commercial package issued by tender, the new investments and investigations are set to ensure that integrity in the …

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SIS: Rohini Sardana – Engaging new audiences in the esports world

Back in February, racing content and sports data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) launched its new esports-focused Competitive Gaming, a betting product tailored to esports sportsbooks. In a catch up with the Head of Product Propositions at SIS, Rohini Sardana, we discussed how the first month has been for Competitive Gaming. Sardana told SBC about the decision behind the expansion …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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Irish FA upholds integrity with betting rules investigation

The Irish football Association (IFA) is investigating claims that betting rules have been breached by a player of an Irish League club in a bid to uphold integrity in the sport. As part of IFA rules, all players are prohibited from placing bets on any team, including their own, in any tournament or league in which the player’s team competes. The rules go …

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