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ESSA Q1 2016 Integrity Report

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Sports Betting Integrity

ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) is widely recognised to have contributed to the licensed betting sector’s continuing success in deterring betting related match-fixing within its markets. A major element of ESSA’s success has been its ability to quickly gather detailed intelligence on suspicious betting activity and to pass the appropriate information on to the relevant regulators and sporting authorities to take any action deemed necessary.


The organisation’s core mandate is to facilitate cross-sector partnerships and to protect operators, their customers and sporting bodies from betting related corruption. ESSA has therefore established information sharing agreements with a large number of leading sports governing bodies, including FIFA and the IOC. We also have similar arrangements in place with a range of gambling regulators such as the British Gambling Commission and its counterparts in Alderney, Malta and Gibraltar.


Our information network provides transnational coverage and has proved to be highly effective in detecting and deterring betting corruption. That has facilitated the organisation’s access to high-level transnational discussions with senior representatives of governments, regulatory authorities and sporting bodies.


ESSA’s membership includes the majority of the major European licensed on and offline private betting operators but it is open to any licensed operator and we also represent a number of non-European based companies. Please click here if you would like more information about the organisation or to discuss potential membership.

Latest News

Sporting Index Joins ESSA

Brussels, 28 April 2016: Leading sports spread betting operator Sporting Index has joined READ MORE


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ESSA Q4 Integrity Report

Brussels, 18 February 2016 – ESSA Q4 Integrity Report published. Read READ MORE

ESSA & Key Stakeholders Aim To "Kick Crime Out of Sport"

Brussels, 10 February 2016 – An international project to address match-fixing in sport READ MORE

ESSA statement: BBC and BuzzFeed News tennis corruption report

Brussels, 17 January 2016 - We are aware that tennis has increasingly become READ MORE

ESSA and Perform Group agree integrity partnership

Brussels, 12 November 2015 – TESSA and Perform have agreed to exchange information READ MORE

ESSA endorses plans to ensure betting integrity across Europe

Brussels, 14 October 2015 – The fight against corruption in sport moved up READ MORE

Essa Detects 18 Cases of Suspicious Betting in Q3

12 October, Brussels – Eighteen cases of suspicious betting patterns were detected in READ MORE

European Commission Funds Betting Industry-backed Player Education Project

9 October 2015, Brussels– The joint EU Athletes and regulated betting sector’s pioneering READ MORE