Tag Archives: Tennis Integrity Unit

Giancarlo Sergi: Education is a key factor in combating match-fixing

The most effective way to combat match fixing is to ensure that players are educated on the subject matter and effective prevention measures are in place, according to Giancarlo Sergi, General Secretary, Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Taking part in a panel entitled ‘Assessing the impact of the Tennis review of integrity’ on day two of Betting on Sports Europe …

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TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed that two players have had their application to lift a temporary suspension denied. Bulgarian tennis player Aleksandrina Naydenova and Spanish tennis player Enrique López Pérez had both applied to lift provisional suspensions originally imposed on 27 December 2019 and 19 December 2019 respectively. Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard McLaren rejected both applications, …

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Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation

Victoria Police has confirmed that two individuals have been charged with attempting to corrupt at least two tennis tournaments in Brazil and Egypt in 2018, after they were found to be a part of an international tennis match-fixing syndicate. Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the India-headquartered syndicate is allegedly responsible for using low-ranked players from Europe and South America …

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TIU hands lifetime ban to Joao Olavo Soares de Souza

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza a lifetime ban after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing offences as well as a number of associated corruption offences. In addition to the lifetime ban, Souza has also been issued with a $200,000 fine after he ‘committed numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program …

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Scott Longley – Betting makes the right call on Tennis Integrity

Scott Longley details that stakeholder cooperation, combined with an understanding of big picture dynamics at stake, have seen betting progress on its support of tennis integrity, avoiding a further 2020 banana skin for industry incumbents… The move announced in December by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) confirming the continued collection and distribution of in-play …

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570 sporting alerts recorded in Europe, GLMS report reveals

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) flagged 157 matches for potentially suspicious activity in 2019, with the vast majority of alerts from these matches sent to football partners FIFA and UEFA (alerts for 98 matches). The rest of the alerts were sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), law enforcement authorities, local …

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Tennis alert drop off casts doubt on IRP data findings

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Sportradar has suggested that the Independent Review Panel (IRP) would have delivered a different set of conclusions about corruption in tennis had it been completed a year later. David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, pointed to the “dramatic drop off in the number of integrity alerts for tennis over the last 12 months” as evidence that the situation …

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MGA strengthens partnership with TIU

Strengthening its fight against betting-related corruption, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has secured a data-sharing agreement with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The duo, which have worked alongside one another for a number of years, will continue to collaborate on their joint efforts to combat match-fixing. The MGA’s Sports Integrity Officer, Antonio Zerafa stated: “The MGA has long held an …

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TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the …

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Tennis Integrity Unit issues life bans to three chair umpires

Three tennis chair umpires have been banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events, after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences. Announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the trio in question, Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, admitted to betting on tennis matches at ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017, as part …

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