Saturday, August 13, 2022


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Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate


A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports bet

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Australia takes on sporting cheats, but global action needed


Australia is stepping up its game in seeking to stamp out match fixing, though the illegal gambling that underpins the problem is estimated to generate profits of at least $4.2 billion in just six jurisdictions and is growing much faster than legal wagering.

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International ties strengthened in fight against match fixing


A new agreement signed between Victoria police and international integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) is set to assist authorities in target

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UltraPlay and X-bet cut ProDotaCup links


X-bet, an online betting site and its betting provider, UltraPlay, have terminated links with the ProDotaCup eSports event due to concerns about match

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Match-fixing and integrity expert to join Genius Sports


Genius Sports, a leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services, has appointed renowned sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter, to the r

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Betting on eSports' potential


Southeast Asia has the world’s fastest growing eSports audience, with signs the region’s land-based operators are beginning to take an interest in how to tap into the potential of this, and other skill-based products, to reach a younger demographic. 

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Lack of cooperation hinders efforts to halt match fixing


Regulators, operators and sports bodies need to improve international cooperation if they are effectively to tackle match fixing, which experts say is

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Fixing Malaysia’s sports corruption image


 Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities. But just how accurate are these claims and why do so many fixes emanate from this part of the continent?     

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Esports won’t escape match-fixing: Integrity commissioner


While the rapid growth of competitive video gaming has caught the eye of the operators all over the world, attention needs to be placed on the threat

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M-League to employ FIFA match-fixing detection system


The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has received the approval to introduce a FIFA  system that monitors irregular betting patterns, The Star r

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China govt. mulls domestic soccer lottery


China’s sports regulator says it is considering a lottery where fans can predict the outcome of the country’s domestic soccer leagues, Caixin repo

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China sports ministry rapped over corruption


The China Communist Party’s top graft-busting body said it has sent inspectors attached to the sports ministry to departments dealing with swimming

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Tighter regulation seen for Asia as match-fixing alerts increase


Sports betting integrity leader ESSA is working towards broadening its reach in Asia, as the latest statistics from the group reinforce the region's growing reputation as a match-fixing hotspot. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali in a recent interview...

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Tennis integrity watchdog flags 48 alerts to suspicious betting


The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed it received 48 alerts to suspicious betting and match fixing in the first quarter of 2016, SBC News repo

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Will legalization of betting curb match fixing or exacerbate; India debate


India’s BCCI General Secretary Anurag Thakur has called for the legalization of cricket betting, saying the government should consider it as an opti

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India's president suggests revision of penal code to include online gambling


India president Pranab Mukherjee is reportedly suggesting revisions to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to include cyber crimes such as online gambling and

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HKJC warns of triad-linked bookies betting on Australian racing


Hong Kong’s racing authority has warned of triad-linked offshore Asian bookmakers taking a growing share of revenue from the Australian industry, lo

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Racing Australia calls for complete ban in in-play betting


Racing Australia chief executive officer Peter McGauran, has called for a complete ban on in-play betting, both telephone and online, warning the bett

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Illegal betting is fueling sports corruption says HKJC integrity chief


The growth of illegal betting in Asia has led to the global expansion of illegal operators, spreading criminal involvement in racing and other sports

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