Tag Archives: tennis

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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ICE 2016 – Betting integrity and match fixing

All of the panellists in the Betting Integrity Betmarkets Session at ICE 2016 agreed that the only way the current situation will improve is if the Gambling Commission, sports governing bodies, betting operators and law enforcement align with each other and work collaboratively in the fight against match fixing. Betting integrity and match fixing at the highest level of sport …

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Chairman rejects suggestion of fixing at Burnie International

Despite recent allegations around the Australian Open, organisers of the Burnie International are confident their event has not been targeted by match fixers, even though self-confessed ‘tanker’ Nick Lindahl has played there in the past. As reported in The Mercury, two other players allegedly among the 15 former and current professionals said to have played in matches surrounded by unusual …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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Tennis rejects suggestion evidence of match fixing suppressed

In response to match fixing allegations aired on BBC News and BuzzFeed online, the four governing bodies of tennis (ATP, WTA, Grand Slam Board, ITF) who are partners in the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), confirmed that there is a zero-tolerance approach to all aspects of corruption and that they are and will continue to be firmly committed to protecting the integrity …

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ESSA releases statement following tennis corruption reports

ESSA have reacted to the suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis by stating their intention to work closely with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), and throwing their support behind the recently launched UK Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. Yesterday, secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing, including at Wimbledon were leaked online. In fact, over the …

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Annual growth for France Pari driven by SPORTNCO success

Online betting group France Pari has recorded an annual growth of 17% for 2015 and established itself as a leading provider of sportsbook solutions in Europe. Total revenues are up from €17m to €20m, thanks in no small part to the success of B2B entity, SPORTNCO. France Pari recorded a growth of 80% from its B2B delivery of white labels …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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Unibet retains favoured position among bettingexpert.com tennis tipsters

Unibet has increased its share of market as the tennis tipster’s bookmaker of choice on the second day of Wimbledon. The Swedish-owned betting brand was selected by 26.34% of tipsters on the bettingexpert.com tipping network for predictions on the second day of Wimbledon, higher than the first day’s total of 24%. Once again bet365 and bwin made up the top …

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ESSA keeping tabs on integrity matters

SBC News’ Joe Plewes takes a look at the recent ESSA integrity report to see what the industry is doing to clamp down on incidences of match fixing. The recent ESSA integrity report for the first quarter of 2015 couldn’t have been more timely. It was released within a week of two former Football League players being jailed for a …

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