Tag Archives: Mike OKane

BHA CEO Nick Rust promotes ‘significant growth’ for betting on racing at #boscon2017

Betting on Racing

SBC Events will mark a landmark year in horse racing with a dedicated full day conference track at Betting on Sports 2017, held at Olympia from 12-15 September. Organised with support from the Racing Post, the seven-part agenda on the first full day at #boscon2017 (13 September) will cover the future of pool betting, opportunities around international racing, obstacles to …

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Roger Tull departs Ladbrokes after 46 years

After a commendable 46 year shift at the company, Ladbrokes bids farewell to one of its most loyal servants as Roger Tull departs the company. After joining the company straight from school at just 16, Roger was an immediate success at Ladbrokes and he went onto lead the sports department for a number of years. More recently, Roger lead the …

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ESSA – Tennis heads up suspicious betting activity for the ninth consecutive quarter

Updating the market, international betting integrity body ESSA reported 27 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. The sport of tennis accounted for 45% of those alerts with 12 cases; the sport has now had the highest number of alerts in the last nine consecutive quarters. The remaining 55% of cases were split …

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Tennis dominates ESSA 2016 ‘suspicious betting activity’ report

Issuing an industry note, international sports integrity body ESSA has revealed that a total of 131 cases of suspicious betting activity was recorded during 2016. Detailing its report, ESSA governance specified that 41 cases had been recorded during Q4 2016. Tennis dominated 2016 with 103 cases being reported to the Tennis Integrity Unit, followed by football with 16 cases reported to …

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ESSA – Tennis continues to dominate suspicious betting alerts

European sports integrity unit ESSA has reported that tennis accounted for 84% of all cases of suspicious betting reported to regulatory authorities. Tennis alerts have now dominated ESSA’s integrity statistics for seven consecutive quarters since ESSA introduced its quarterly reporting practice at the start of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 saw 37 cases of suspicious betting activity identified by …

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ESSA reports 41 cases of suspicious betting activity in Q2

Betting integrity body ESSA has confirmed that they reported 41 cases of suspicious betting activity to the relevant gambling regulatory and sports governing authorities during the second quarter of 2016. Tennis accounted for 34 (83%) of the 41 cases, with four for Football and one each for Snooker, Handball and Beach Volleyball. 24 of the cases were identified in European …

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ESSA partners with R&A to protect The Open Championship

ESSA has entered into a formal information sharing arrangement with The R&A, event organisers for The Open Championship. The agreement is a precautionary measure, with the aim of detecting and deterring any betting-related corruption at the oldest golf tournament in the world. ESSA will employ its alert and reporting system, covering regulated markets from each of its members. Considering they …

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ESSA joins forces with Sportradar to tackle Tennis match-fixing

ESSA and sports data and monitoring company Sportradar have joined forces to step up efforts to tackle match-fixing in tennis. It sees two of the foremost organisations in their field come together, pooling resources and expertise, and highlighting an ongoing commitment to rooting out corruption. The partnership will see the combined information from Sportradar’s Fraud Detection Service covering over 450 …

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ESSA releases 2016 first quarter report to coincide with #EUSportIntegrityDay

During the first quarter of 2016, there were 11 instances of suspicious betting patterns reported to the relevant authorities by sports betting integrity body ESSA, which represents many of the largest regulated international sports betting operators. Of the 11, the vast majority were identified in tennis with nine in total emanating from the sport, with one apiece in basketball and football. …

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Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of …

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