Victoria Police To Get Live Match-Fixing Alerts

World first

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Victoria Police have signed a world first agreement with an international sports betting monitor in an effort to target suspicious betting activity and match-fixing during sports events like the Australian Open.

Investigators from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit will receive real-time alerts from sports betting monitor the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) when suspicious betting activity occurs, after an agreement was signed in December 2017.

"Given the real time aspect of the alerts, it gives our investigators the ability to act quickly and even attend the sporting event in question to immediately commence the investigation," acting Assistant Commissioner Peter Brigham said on Monday.


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