After complaints of suspicious betting at US Open game TIU promises to investigate the matter

Tennis has ever been the biggest money rolling sport after soccer where players make millions of dollars with a good performance in any big tourney and when players earning is so high than how bettors can be left behind and they are also the biggest roller out of the game. When so much money is involved in a game, it becomes necessary to regulate it else it would lose its charm of being the honest game and Tennis obviously is one such game. Whenever there is a reasonable complaint against any Tennis game within US, the Tennis Integrity Unit acts promptly and tries to find out what went wrong in the mentioned game to act accordingly and 2016 US Open’s first-round women’s singles match between Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko and Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland was one such game for which anti-corruption organization has enough complaints doubting its authenticity hence they have promised to examine it thoroughly after receiving a grievance from the betting organization about unfair betting placed during the game.

Although, the game was won by Bacsinszky 6-1 6-1, who is seeded 15th in the tournament, against world No.87 Diatchenko, but many have strong doubts over the fast changing odds during the game as if there was some confirmed reports about the result of the game. Informing about their course of action plan, TIU spokesman said: “We will assess, make a judgement and take appropriate action on the alert information received and obtained for the first-round singles match.

“It is important to appreciate that an alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing.

“There are many reasons, other than corrupt activity, that can explain unusual betting patterns, such as incorrect odds-setting, well-informed betting, player fitness, fatigue and form, playing conditions and personal circumstances.”

12BET Signs Partnership with Arsenal

12BET, the largest sports betting company in the Asian market and one of the most prominent sports book in Europe, is pleased to reveal that it has entered into a long-term sponsorship deal with English Premier League football club Arsenal. The length of the agreement has not yet been disclosed.

The agreement will see 12BET serve as the club’s official betting partner in Asia and benefit from exposure on LED advertising boards inside Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s home ground. The company will also be granted access to players in order to create online content.

Rory Anderson, a spokesman for 12BET commented on the agreement by saying that a third of the club’s broadcast audience is currently based in Asia, and over the last two seasons Arsenal were featured in the most watched live Premier League matches which highlights the strength of their Asian presence.

Anderson went on to say that the viewing figures for matches at Emirates Stadium are second to none, and that this is, therefore a great opportunity to work with the club in order to help build the profile of 12BET in-market amongst its loyal fan base.

Chief Commercial Officer at Arsenal, Vinai Venkatesham added that they have a large and engaged fan base in Asia and they are eagerly looking forward to working with 12BET in order to further engage with Arsenal supporters in the region.

Last month 12BET entered into an agreement to become the official betting partner of defending Premier League champion Leicester City.

Ladbrokes Sponsor World Grand Prix and Players Championship


Ladbrokes is pleased to reveal that it has renewed its title sponsorship of two snooker world ranking events, the World Grand Prix and the Players Championship for a further two years.

The two events are the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix that is scheduled to run from Monday, 6th February 2017 to Sunday, 12th February 2017 at the Guild Hall in Preston and the Ladbrokes Players Championship that is due to run from Monday, 6th March to Sunday, 12th March 2017 at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

Ladbrokes sponsored the two events for the first time last season and this agreement has now been extended for 2017 and 2018.

Both tournaments will form part of a thrilling conclusion to the snooker season.

Qualifying for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix are the 32 players on a ranking list which runs from the beginning of the season until February’s German Masters. After March’s Gibraltar Open, the top 16 players on the same list will earn a place at the Ladbrokes Players Champions.

The top prize that will be won at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix will be an amount of £100,000 and then at the Ladbrokes Player Championship it will be an amount of £125,000. Both the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix and the Ladbrokes Player Championship will be televised by ITV4.

Barry Hearn, the World Snooker Chairman, said that they are thrilled to have Ladbrokes on board for another two years for these two extremely prestigious events. He added that Ladbrokes has been a fantastic supporter of snooker over many years and they will gain extensive coverage on free-to-air television with the exposure.




Betsafe Signs as Sponsor for Sheffield United FC

Betsafe, a leading gambling operator, is pleased to reveal that it has entered into a single season Sponsorship and Official Betting Partner agreement with Football League One football club Sheffield United for the 2016/2017 season.

In terms of the agreement entered into between the parties, the online gambling operator will receive visibility across the club’s host venue – Bramall Lane.

The partnership will also see the addition of Betsafe branded kiosks appearing across the stadium as well as staff clothing and initiatives related thereto.

Betsafe UK Brand Manager, commented on the new agreement by saying that they are tremendously thrilled to see the brand grow in the United Kingdom. The official also noted that by expanding their sponsorship portfolio, the gambling operator will be able to deliver on its strategy to further establish itself in the UK online gaming market.

Betsafe signed a similar agreement in October of last year with Premier League football club Manchester City that saw it become the official betting partner of the club’s men’s as well as its women’s teams.

Betsafe originally launched in 2006 and since then has gradually established itself as a leading brand across the highly competitive online gambling market. The brand was acquired by Swedish gambling giant Betsson Group in 2011 which resulted in Betsafe’s further growth and expansion over the past few years.

The gambling brand’s website currently offers a Sportsbook, Live Betting options, traditional Online Casino as well as Live Casino Games and Poker. Betsafe recently introduced its Virtual offering that gives its’ customers access to virtual Horse and Dog racing, Tennis, Basketball and Football content.

Ladbrokes to Sponsor Brisbane Bullets


Ladbrokes is thrilled to announce that it has been named a Major Associate Partner and Official Betting Partner to Australian Professional Men’s Basketball team, the Brisbane Bullets.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Dean Shannon, Ladbrokes Digital Australia Chief Executive Officer, revealed that they are incredibly proud of the footprint they have been able to make in Australia, both as a wagering as well as supporter of key sport and racing clubs.

Shannon went on to say that they agreements are not something that they take on lightly and that they feel that the Brisbane Bullets are the kind of club which share the values that they do and hope and expect that this will be a long and fruitful partnership.

The agreement will see Ladbrokes’ logo featuring on the back of the Brisbane Bullets’ playing uniform as well as other promotional opportunities.

Ladbrokes is a leader in the global betting and gaming market, with over 125 years’ experience and an Australian head office based in Brisbane.

Mitchell Murphy, Brisbane Bullets’ Chief Executive Officer, said that they are thrilled to have Ladbrokes as a major partner and welcome them into the Brisbane Bullets family.

Murphy also said that to have committed corporate partners like Ladbrokes and the associated revenue is vital to ensure that they can provide their first-rate coaching staff with resources to give them every possible chance to achieve consistent on court success.

He went on to say that Ladbrokes has a proud history and he is sure the company’s association with the Brisbane Bullets will further enhance their brand and increase market share.