Tag Archives: Mike OKane

UK government to determine racing levy scheme as stakeholder talks break down

The UK racing levy will be referred to the UK government, as talks between the Horseracing Betting Levy Board and Bookmakers’ Committee have broken down as negotiating parties could not agree on the key terms for the funding 55th levy scheme. The breakdown in talks will see the scheme referred to John Whittingdale Minister of Culture, Media and Sport to …

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ESSA unveils British Integrity plan to European Parliament

The fight against corruption in sport moved up a gear today when ESSA, the body representing most of the world’s biggest regulated betting firms, urged the EU to endorse plans to ensure betting integrity across Europe and to use its standing to promote the approach worldwide. Unveiling the British Integrity Action Plan at the European Parliament, Mike O’Kane, ESSA Chairman …

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ESSA welcomes IOC betting integrity proposals

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has openly welcomed the sports integrity proposals put forward by the International Olympic Committee at the first ever International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC has drawn up its latest series of wide-ranging recommendations in partnership with key stakeholders, including ESSA and the regulated betting sector. Adopted at IFSI, these …

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