Ukraine’s Denys Molchanov ended up being part of a match-fixing allegation at a tennis tournament earlier this season.
Match fixing 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 is why the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has begun monitoring and reporting on suspicious betting patterns, providing insight into just what tournaments are attracting the most unusual bets.
Into the very first such quarterly report, ESSA unearthed that it absolutely was tennis that triggered both the most alerts and the most 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 uncommon sizes or numbers of bets were made on individual events. After tennis, soccer saw the absolute most suspicious activity, with 13 alerts raised and three fundamentally deemed become suspicious.
‘Fundamentally, betting-related match-fixing is an effort to defraud gambling operators and their clients by corrupting sporting events,’ said ESSA chairman Mike O’Kane. ‘It can be an problem that causes economic and social harm and that calls for worldwide