Words from the ESSA Secretary General:
ESSA held its first major event on sports betting and integrity at Lords Cricket ground in mid-October. It was fitting that the event took place at the home of cricket, a sport synonymous with fair play and respect, to consider one of the most important challenges facing the sporting and betting sectors, namely match-fixing.
We had over 150 people attend the event to listen to a range of speakers discuss the work they were currently undertaking to combat match-fixing and the challenges that we need to overcome in the coming years. The main takeaway for me, was whether you are a sport or a betting operator, ensuring the integrity of your product is no longer an option, it’s a requirement.