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Football 05 Apr 2020 | 8:11 PM

Global bookie pile-on forces Swedish amateurs to play friendly in secret

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two amateur Swedish soccer clubs felt forced to cancel a friendly and then play the game in secret due to fears of match-fixing after almost 150 bookmakers worldwide offered odds on the game in the absence of other live sport, the newspaper Sportbladet reported.

Tennis 03 Aug 2019 | 1:11 AM

Russian tennis official suspended for failing to report corrupt approach

(Reuters) - Russian tennis official Svetlana Teryaeva was handed a six-month suspension and a $1

Football 26 Oct 2018 | 1:39 AM

Albania passes law banning sports betting, online gambling

(Reuters) - Albania's parliament passed a law on Thursday banning sports betting and other forms of gambling from the start of 2019 in a bid to tackle addiction among gamblers and match fixing in sport competitions, while also protecting household finances.

Cricket 22 Oct 2018 | 11:58 AM

England, Australia boards dismiss spot-fixing allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - Allegations of spot-fixing by English cricketers have been dismissed by the England and Wales Cricket Board's Integrity Team and Cricket Australia.

Football 28 Jun 2018 | 5:15 PM

Tite tempers Brazil's World Cup hopes ahead of Mexico clash

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Brazil's relatively straightforward passage to the last 16 has created optimism among fans betting on a sixth World Cup title but coach Tite is using his characteristic restraint to prevent over-confidence among his players.

Football 13 Jun 2018 | 11:55 PM

It's a Win: Sports Betting Is Legalized in New Jersey

Ending a more than eight-year odyssey to bring sports betting to New Jersey, Gov. Philip D. Murphy signed a bill Monday that legalizes wagering, making it likely that gambling could start later this week — just in time for the start of the World Cup soccer championship.