Tag Archives: Match Fixing

Osasuna involved in La Liga match fixing case

Osasuna’s former club secretary, Angel Vizcay, has claimed that the club had made a series of payments to Getafe and Real Betis to influence the outcome of matches during the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 seasons.  Vizcay claimed in a provincial court in Pamplona on Tuesday that Getafe had been paid €400,000 in cash to lose to Osasuna in 2013, while also …

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Winning Post – UK remote growth a margin call?

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: remote market – Supernormal margins, not supernormal growth… 2017 has been a year of mixed messages for UK remote gambling. A number of commentators have referred to …

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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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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – A watching brief

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Susan O’Leary, director of eCommerce at Alderney, says the football betting industry needs to embrace regulation to ensure long-term success. The relationship between football betting operators and governments, regulators and advertising watchdogs has, and always will be, a game of tug of war. Operators want to maximise exposure for their brands and offer consumers more markets across more games and leagues …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – Strength in numbers

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Susan O’Leary, Director of eCommerce at Alderney, says a recent panel discussion at the ASEAN Gaming Summit suggests progress is on the horizon when it comes to combating match fixing. During the recent ASEAN Gaming Summit in Manila, I was invited to take part in a panel on sports betting regulation. Expertly moderated by Harmen Brenninkmeijer of Dynamic Partners, the …

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Indian Super League football boosts integrity capabilities with Sportradar

Beginning its third football season on the 3 October the ‘Hero Indian Super League’ (ISL) has moved to strengthen its match fixing monitoring capabilities by joining Sportradar’s Integrity Services Platform. Sportradar will now monitor all ISL 2016/17 matches for suspicious betting patterns, and will further consult and assist ISL governance regarding strengthening its league integrity and preventing match-fixing. Announcing the …

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The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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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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Mark Locke – Genius Sports – Technology a firm bet for sports integrity

Mark Locke CEO of Genius Sports details why technology aligned with stakeholder cooperation is the greatest asset in combatting match-fixing and sports corruption a subject matter which affects the industry’s  long-term growth, consumer appeal  and integrity.  The unprecedented growth in the popularity of sports betting around the world is due to different factors that include the rising popularity of OTT …

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Welsh FA will investigate suspicious betting patterns

The Welsh Football Association (FAW) has launched an investigation into allegations of match fixing in the Welsh Premier League.  The inquiry began after the FAW was alerted to suspicious betting patterns as Port Talbot lost 5-0 to Rhyl at the weekend. Rhyl had not won for 17 matches prior to this comprehensive victory. An FAW spokesperson said of the news: “We have …

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