An alarmingly high proportion of problem gamblers are using off-shore betting firms for ‘micro-betting’ on sports.
New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.
A tennis integrity review has been released two years after match-fixing allegations roiled the sport.
An independent review has recommended steps to clean up the sport. Tennis authorities must now demonstrate they have the will to take action.
Steve Smith has borne the brunt of the public and media vitriol over Australian cricket’s ball-tampering scandal.
If the Australian cricketers involved in a ball-tampering scandal manage to return to the game, and do so triumphantly, it is likely they will be forgiven – and some may even forget their role in it.
Olympiakos dominate Greek football’s top flight.
Predictable results and unresolved corruption scandals are a serious issue for the future of the Greek game.
Young Australian tennis player Oliver Anderson has been charged with match-fixing over a game in 2016.
The problem of corruption in tennis is likely to be an ongoing threat. So, it is important that the Tennis Integrity Unit develop into a trusted and convincing anti-corruption team.
Integrity in sport should start from the bottom up.
Efforts to wipe out doping, match fixing, corruption and other threats to sport integrity need to start at the local level.
Tennis provides an excellent example of a sport of global significance being tainted by gambling’s influence.
The current controversy over match-fixing in tennis has some ironic elements. Anyone watching the Australian Open on free-to-air TV will notice the proliferation of sports betting ads.
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You might think statisticians could work out if a player has been cheating – it’s not that simple.
Tennis is a sport very suitable for corruption in this hyper-commercialised era.
For the most part, Australian sports are heavily regulated and proactive in addressing doping. The same cannot be said about gambling.
Who wants to gamble on a sport if they know the result has been fixed before the game is played?
The tennis world is the latest sport to be rocked by allegations of corruption, this time by reports of match fixing. So who are the winners and losers when such allegations are made?
Rivals: Manchester United and Liverpool.
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