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Ivan Toney gambling suspension: Brentford striker banned until January, admits to 232 betting rules violations
2023-05-17 (CBS News) — Brentford striker Ivan Toney will not take to the field again until January 17 of next year after the FA handed him an eight month ban for hundreds of betting violations over the past six years. The punishment represents a hammer blow for Toney at a pivotal stage of his career and for his club's prospects in the 2023-24 season, which he will miss around half of.

Brazil to launch national investigation into soccer match-fixing
2023-05-10 (AP News) — SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil will launch a national investigation into soccer match-fixing and the probe could have “international repercussions,” Justice Minister Flavio Dino said Wednesday.

Colorado Rapids suspend Max Alves amid gambling investigation - source
2023-05-10 (ESPN) — The Colorado Rapids placed winger Max Alves on paid administrative leave Wednesday in connection with alleged unlawful sports gambling, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.

Dozens of student athletes in Iowa came under investigation for sports gambling
2023-05-10 (NPR) — NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Chris Vannini, senior writer with The Athletic, about the sports gambling investigations in the state of Iowa and at the University of Alabama and the road ahead.

Alabama baseball betting scandal shows college sports’ uneasy role in new gambling era
2023-05-07 (The Athletic) — On April 28 the Lead1 Association, an athletic director group, hosted a webinar to educate athletic departments about college sports gambling. At the end of the hour, the four gambling experts presenting to the group were asked to give a percentage chance that there would be a major betting scandal in college sports within the next three years. All four panelists agreed: There was a 100 percent chance one would happen soon.

Bama fires baseball coach amid gambling probe
2023-05-04 (TSN) — Alabama announced the firing of baseball manager Brad Bohannon on Thursday, amid a probe into gambling irregularities surrounding the team.

Four Lions among five suspended by NFL for gambling
2023-04-21 (CP/TSN) — Three NFL players were suspended indefinitely Friday for betting on NFL games in the 2022 season, while two other players, including the 12th overall draft pick a year ago, received six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL games at a league facility.

Two Chinese Basketball Association teams kicked out of playoffs for fixing matches
2023-04-17 (Yahoo Sports) - Two Chinese Basketball Association teams were disqualified from the playoffs after an investigation determined both teams engaged in match-fixing, the league announced Monday. The teams were also fined, and their head coaches and general managers were banned for three-to-five years.

Premier League to withdraw gambling sponsorships from front of matchday shirts
2023-04-13 (Reuters) - Premier League clubs have collectively agreed to stop featuring gambling sponsorships on the front of soccer kits from the 2026-27 season, the English top-flight league said on Thursday.

Canadian Premier League adds tonybet as Multi-Year Partner
2023-04-12 (CANPL) - The Canadian Premier League (CPL) today announced tonybet as its Official Sports Betting and Online Casino Partner, marking the beginning of a multi-year deal between the League and the international online gaming company.

Hatred hurled at Raptors stars shows ugly influence sports betting can have on fandom
2023-04-14 (CBC) - Ontario is celebrating a profitable first year for its legalized sports betting market — but to hear two members of the Toronto Raptors talk about it, gambling's expansion comes with an ugly side.

23 arrested in Spanish football match-fixing probe
2023-01-31 (Europol) - A total of 23 members of an alleged betting syndicate have been arrested on suspicion of fixing football games in the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Gibraltar National League and the Andorra League. Among those arrested are several footballers who are suspected of having used their position to steer the outcome of games in which they participated in.

268 suspicious sports betting alerts reported by IBIA in 2022
2023-02-01 (IBIA) - 1 February 2023: The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry, has published its annual suspicious betting alerts.

Tennis umpire hit with lifetime ban for manipulating scoring in several matches
2023-03-30 (Tennis365) - The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has banned a tennis umpire from the Dominican Republic for life after he was found guilty of “multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP)”.

FA launch spot-fixing investigation after Arsenal match vs Oxford
2023-01-11 (The Mirror) - The FA are looking closely at an incident during one of Arsenal’s most recent matches with bookmakers having been forced to pay out considerably following a number of suspicious betting patterns

Ban on UFC bets: Ontario gaming operators ordered to stop accepting wagers
2022-12-21 (Global News)- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is requiring all registered casino, lottery and igaming operators to stop offering and accepting wagers on Ultimate Fighting Championship events.

NOCs urged to "play your part" against match-fixing at ANOC General Assembly
2022-10-21 (Inside The Games) - ANOC Legal Commission chair Michael Chambers served as the keynote speaker and moderator at the second session, in which he warned that "none of our organisations are immune to the creep of corruption" and that officials must not "betray the responsibility with which we have been trusted".

UAE man banned from cricket for 14 years for match fixing
2022-10-11 (Toronto Star) - MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A domestic player from the United Arab Emirates has been banned from all cricket for 14 years after being found guilty of seven charges relating to match-fixing in an international series in April 2019 and a Twenty20 franchise tournament in Canada later that year.

Record number of suspicious games flagged for match-fixing
2022-03-02 (The Athletic) - Last year saw over 900 sports matches flagged as suspicious, generating around €165 million in profit for possible match-fixers, with football the worst offending sport worldwide according to a new report.

CSA cuts ties with Canadian Soccer League
2013-01-31 (CBC) - Canada's soccer landscape has just suffered a seismic shift - and like most of the earthquakes that hit this country, it's one that few will have even noticed.

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