Number Crunching - Liverpool FC, Far Hills and US integrity

Number Crunching - Liverpool FC, Far Hills and US integrity

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Posted by Craig Davies
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Breaking down all the week's news into a set of easy to manage figures.

62 - In its integrity report for the second quarter of 2018, international betting integrity body ESSA reported 62 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authority. Breaking down the figures, tennis had the most reported cases with 44 and football had 12, while bowls, handball, boxing, basketball, beach volleyball and esports had one case each.

199 - MGM Resorts International ranked 199 out of 300 US organisations in Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018. In conjunction with research firm Statista, 40,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people were surveyed, and were asked a variety of questions including parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, representation and career.

40 - Ladbrokes has revealed the latest betting figures ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, with the bookies reporting a staggering 40% of all bets placed on the league's winner have been in favour of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. Arsenal are the second most popular side with punters, with 12% of all bets being for the Gunners, while only 3% of people reckon Chelsea can go all the way.

$850,000 - New Jersey’s Far Hills race meeting, held at Moorland Farm on October 20, is to feature pari-mutuel betting this year for the very first time. A year after first planned, it is to be conducted under the Monmouth Park pari-mutuel licence, and will fall under the supervision of the New Jersey Racing Commission. The meet will feature the $450,000 Grand National which adds to overall purses of $850,000, a North American steeplechase record.

2 - Number of complaints levelled at Karamba.com by one complainant, which were subsequently upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Related to wording on a webpage regarding its Starburst slot, the ASA ruled that it must appear again in current form, whilst issuing a reminder of future conduct.

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