Ukraine’s Denys Molchanov ended up being part of a match-fixing allegation at a tennis competition earlier this year.
Match repairing is among the biggest issues for recreations fans, organizations and bookmakers alike, as nothing about sports can perhaps work without once you understand 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 just what tournaments are attracting the many unusual wagers.
Within the very first such report that is quarterly ESSA discovered that it had been tennis that triggered both the absolute most alerts and the many suspicious activity during the first three months of 2015.
A total of 27 alerts were raised over unusual gambling patterns in 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 were made on individual occasions. After tennis, soccer saw the most suspicious activity, with 13 alerts raised and three fundamentally considered to be suspicious.
‘Fundamentally, betting-related match-fixing is an effort to defraud betting operators and their customers by corrupting sports,’ said ESSA chairman Mike O’Kane. ‘It is an issue that creates economic and social harm and that calls for world […]