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London Greyhound racing faces extinction as Sadiq Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans

Greyhound racing in London faces extinction, following the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to allow the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to be the site for AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium. The London Mayor has granted Merton Council the right to hold the final decision regarding the tracks future, offering no hope for greyhound racing survival in London. Merton Council officials have …

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Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget 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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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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Smarkets estimates £6 million profit for its 2015 performance

Online betting exchange Smarkets has announced that it has doubled profits for the first two quarters of 2015. Following a successful opening to 2015, Smarkets management estimates it will record £6 million in pre-tax profits for its 2015 performance The betting exchange stated that growth had been driven a substantial increase in its trading volume, which had seen its number …

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Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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