Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

Betfred highlights integrity commitments with ESSA membership

UK-based operator Betfred has demonstrated its commitment to sports betting integrity, by joining the international sports betting integrity association ESSA. Combining a large retail operation with its online business, the moves increases the reach of the ESSA monitoring and alert platform, whilst also further strengthening and enhancing “ the association’s position as the regulated private sectors representative body on betting …

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ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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UEFA strengthens match-fixing commitments via ESSA link-up

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UEFA and ESSA have entered into an information sharing agreement, designed to strengthen the European football administrative body as it continues its campaign to rid the sport of match-fixing. Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA, has recently stressed that the fight against match-fixing remains a major priority, developing and financing several initiatives to protect the integrity of the European game. As …

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ESSA publishes 2017 suspicious betting figures

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ESSA has announced figures detailing a total of 266 cases of suspicious betting being reported to relevant authorities in 2017, following a Q4 tally 114 alerts. The international betting integrity body has published its annual integrity report for 2017, in which it lauds the year as its “most challenging and yet productive to date.” Tennis and football continue to constitute …

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ESSA links up with RFU for English rugby protection

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with international sports betting integrity body ESSA. Through this new link up, English rugby is set to be protected from potential match manipulation and sports betting breaches. Under the terms of the agreement the RFU, a member of the UK Sports Betting Integrity Forum …

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ESSA and Victoria Police in world first integrity link up

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A new world’s first agreement between ESSA and Victoria Police is to target suspicious betting activity and deter betting related match fixing. Law enforcement is to be provided with information from across the world, with the deal set to be in place for 2018 sporting events, including the Australian Open tennis which got underway today (Monday 15 January). ESSA, the …

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ESSA gains EU funding for three new ‘match-fixing combat’ projects

International betting integrity body ESSA is to engage in three new anti-match-fixing projects that have been granted funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. The funding will see the association involved in a total of four anti-match-fixing projects simultaneously and is part of ESSA’s on-going policy to participate in and promote integrity efforts on behalf of its members, which include …

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ESSA reports 53 suspicious betting alerts during Q2 2017

International betting integrity body ESSA reported 53 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter (Q2) of 2017; this was made up of 31 suspicious betting cases in tennis, followed by football with 15 cases, basketball five and one case each for handball and volleyball. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali commented on the update: “Betting integrity …

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