Perform improves offering through ESSA deal

Perform improves offering through ESSA deal

Monday, November 16, 2015 Totally Gaming
The two operators will exchange information related to suspicious betting activity

Perform Group said that its alliance with ESSA will improve its offering to clients and sport itself.

Matthew Drew, director of integrity and security at the sports data and content provider, commented after the two operators agreed a deal to exchange information related to suspicious betting activity.

Sports betting integrity body ESSA and Perform said the partnership will help widen the scope of anti-match-fixing activities to include betting operators and the sports data companies that supply them, as well as recognise a mutual benefit in maintaining the integrity of sporting event.

“ESSA represents many of our customers and agreeing this integrity partnership is a significant and necessary step as we continue to improve our service both to them and to sport,” Drew said. “We believe that quality data and intelligence sharing can have a significant impact in strengthening the integrity of sports events and are committed to working with those that share our view.”

ESSA revealed some 65 cases of suspicious betting in the first nine months of 2015, and secretary general Khalid Ali said that the operator was always looking for ways to further the integrity of sport.

Ali added: “We face a continuing challenge to our respective businesses from corruption in sport. This important agreement widens our integrity networks and strengthens our information gathering abilities; it is an arrangement that makes perfect sense for both parties.”

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