International betting integrity body ESSA has elected a GVC Holdings’ Heike Mayer as chairperson, succeeding Mike O’Kane, local media reports. Mayer is currently responsible for public and regulatory affairs at GVC and also serves as vice-chair of ESSA. O’Kane has held the position as ESSA chair since 2012. “I’d like to thank Mike for all […]
ESSA, a Brussels-based organisation focused on sports betting integrity, has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association with immediate effect.
Sports betting integrity leader ESSA is working towards broadening its reach in Asia, as the latest statistics from the group reinforce the region's growing reputation as a match-fixing hotspot. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali in a recent interview with AGB said he sees greater regulation in the region as ultimately being inevitable in the fight to stamp out corruption in sports, although it may be a slow process.