Ukraine’s Denys Molchanov was part of a match-fixing allegation at a tennis tournament earlier this season.
Match repairing is amongst the biggest concerns for sports fans, organizations and bookmakers alike, as nothing about sports can work without knowing that the competition has integrity.
That’s why the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has begun monitoring and reporting on suspicious betting patterns, providing understanding of what tournaments are attracting the many unusual wagers.
In the very first such quarterly report, ESSA unearthed that it absolutely was tennis that triggered both the most alerts and the many suspicious activity during the very first three months of 2015.
A total of 27 alerts were raised over unusual patterns that are betting tennis during those months, with 17 of them being deemed suspicious.
Tennis, Soccer Generate Bulk of Alerts
In total, there were 49 alerts raised during the quarter after unusual sizes or numbers of wagers had been made on individual events. After tennis, soccer saw the most activity that is suspicious with 13 alerts raised and three fundamentally deemed to be suspicious.
‘Fundamentally, betting-related match-fixing is an effort to defraud gambling operators and their customers by corrupting sports,’ said ESSA chairman Mike O’Kane. ‘It is an problem that causes economic and social damage and that requires worldwide cross-sector cooperation.’ Continue Reading