The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) Supervisory Board has announced plans to ramp up integrity safeguards for the World Tennis Tour (WTT), including a ban on the collection of live scoring data for minor events offering prize money up to $15,000.
Rob Howley, former assistant coach to the Welsh rugby union team, has been suspended from the sport for 18 months, with nine suspended, after admitting to breaching anti-corruption and betting regulations.
Bet365 has reported a 9.7% year-on-year rise in betting and gaming revenue, while increased marketing costs and new efforts to enhance responsible gaming controls failed to slow profit growth for the financial year ended 31 March, 2019.
France’s Senate has passed a budget bill for 2020, including an amendment to calculate gambling tax based on gross gaming revenue (GGR) rather than turnover. The budget amendments still require approval from the National Assembly before they can come into law.
Colombian gambling monopoly Coljuegos’ collections from online gambling licensees grew 106.3% for the year ending 31 October to COP65.97bn, as it took in a total of took in COP617.21bn from all licensees, a 15.5% increase.
A year of negotiations look set to conclude with bills to legalise online gaming and sports betting passing into law in Michigan, after the Senate passed Representative Brandt Iden’s proposals by significant margins.
The Minister for the Interior in the German state of Hesse has claimed no operator has filed an application for a federal sports betting licence, warning that companies will face immediate action if they continue to operate without certification.
Kindred Group has agreed a deal to become the first community partner of the European Football Development Network (EFDN), a group of clubs, leagues and associations committed to using the sport as a tool for social development.