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ITIA bans Moroccan player Simohamed Hirs for match fixing

Moroccan tennis player Simohamed Hirs has been banned for life by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for match-fixing violations. Hirs has been permanently banned from either playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the tennis international governing bodies, and will also be fined $35,000. The case against the player – who had a highest ATP …

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ITIA examines betting Irregularities of Wimbledon matches

Two 2021 Wimbledon matches are under investigation after bookmakers flagged ‘possible irregular betting patterns’ to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). According to German newspaper Die Welt, the probe is centred around a first-round singles match and a first-round men’s doubles match, which raised suspicion when a series of bets were placed. The Times also added that no British players are involved. The German publication …

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ITIA launches new website for tennis integrity stakeholders

Tennis’ governing bodies have launched the International Tennis Integrity Authority (ITIA) new website to improve communication, information and engagement between all stakeholders protecting integrity across all levels of the sport. The formation of a new tennis integrity body was recommended by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) independent report into match-fixing and athlete corruption published in 2018. The damaging findings of the …

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Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will hold emergency meetings next week assessing its options with regards to maintaining UK tennis’ 2020 schedule.  Updating stakeholders, AELTC detailed that it is evaluating all potential scenarios, including the postponement of the Wimbledon 2020 Championships (29 June – 12 July) as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   AELTC confirmed that it …

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David Da Silva: Easyodds.com – A ‘modern romance’ with Vinnie Jones

Leading odds comparison site Easyodds.com has struck a partnership with actor and former  footballer Vinnie Jones, in which the FA Cup winner will write weekly articles on the firm’s website. To find out how this unlikely partnership came into fruition we caught up with Easyodds.com’s CEO David da Silva to discuss how Jones first got involved with the company, the …

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Nikos Konstakis, SG Digital: In-play wagering has boosted punter engagement with tennis

With this year’s Wimbledon tournament capturing the attention of a global audience, tennis has continued to grow in popularity among punters.  Nikos Konstakis, VP Sportsbook Product at SG Digital, explained to SBC the reasons why tennis is a good fit for in-play wagering, and how the new live score product Match HQ can help grow the appeal of the sport. …

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BetTracker boost helps PBS to record Wimbledon revenues

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Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) recorded a 300 per cent year-on-year (YOY) growth on mobile during this year’s Wimbledon. Over the two weeks of tennis action at the All England Club (24 June-14 July), PBS saw more than £9 million staked across all of its channels.  Yet mobile was the most eye-catching component of this ‘record turnover’ for the omni-channel sports …

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Big Weekend delivers record breaking Cricket & Tennis markets

A weekend which saw four high profile sporting events take center stage has come to an end, with the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final’s stealing the limelight.  Novak Djokovic fought through Wimbledon’s longest final in history to defeat Roger Federer, with England claiming the ICC World Cup after edging past New Zealand by lew of hitting more boundaries …

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Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

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Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets. It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of …

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