Sports Betting Monitor Wants WADA-Style Anti-Corruption Body

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA), set up by online betting companies to detect possible corruption, favours the creation of a global disciplinary body, akin to the Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), to maintain the integrity of sport. Brussels-based ESSA, which has monitoring agreements with a number of major rights owners, stressed that integrity would not be guaranteed by the creation of a sports betting right, as currently envisioned in France, arguing that the subject requires a holistic approach and must not be viewed only through the prism of betting.

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