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Simon Barker – The PFA – Sport relies on integrity

Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Simon Barker spoke to SBC about a wide variety of subjects from the importance of the Sporting Chance clinic, to the role the PFA plays in player education. Barker joined the PFA after an extensive career as a professional player, appearing over 213 times and scoring on 41 occasions for Blackburn …

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Audit regards Kindred as an integrity leader

The Kindred Group has been deemed to be one of the leading gambling operators within sports betting and sport integrity by the audit company Ethisport. The group achieved a global rating of 70 percent, exceeding the industry average, including national lotteries. Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) has commissioned the sports betting integrity audit company Ethisport to conduct an audit on …

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The International Table Tennis Federation announces integrity partnership with Sportradar

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar utilising the organisation’s renowned monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. Hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation in sport, …

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ESSA pleased at attempts of international co-operation on integrity

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Sports betting integrity body ESSA has welcomed the regulatory interest in tackling match fixing via The Group of Copenhagen (Network of National Platforms), which held its 4th meeting in The Hague this week at the Department of Sport at the Dutch Ministry of Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali said the organisation: welcomed the increased focus on betting …

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Serbian Basketball League signs Sportradar integrity deal

Sportradar has signed a deal with the Serbian Basketball League (KLS) which will see the Serbian Superlige monitored by Sportradar’s integrity services. The company’s Fraud Detection System will monitor betting across over 450 betting operators, looking over the remaining matches in the current season from today onwards, as well as the upcoming season’s games. KLS Director Leon Deleon explained the …

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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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Integrity education programme receives EU funding

The joint EU Athletes and regulated betting sector’s pioneering player betting integrity education programme has received a huge boost in funding from the European Commission. The five-year-old programme has received €488,305, ensuring that it continues for another 2 years, kicking off in January 2016 until the end of 2017. EU Athletes programme is backed by the private betting sector trade …

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Genius move for Betgenius branding

Industry software provider Betgenius has undergone an extensive marketing revamp with the launch of its new parent company brand Genius Sports Group, in order to ‘more accurately reflect the diversity of its products’. The Betgenius brand will become one of the Group’s business verticals and will continue to focus on developing bespoke B2B betting solutions for operators. The second business …

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Ministerial support for industry forum’s integrity plan

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF), the government back body containing representatives from the world of sport and betting, has published its Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. The Gambling Commission-administered body says that while evidence of corrupt sports betting in the UK has ‘so far been limited to what appear to be isolated incidents’, the industry cannot afford to be …

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