March 29, 2022

#157: Dave Pilgrim - Does Tennis need the Betting Industry?

#157: Dave Pilgrim - Does Tennis need the Betting Industry?

This episode aims to shine a light on a very different area of tennis: betting and gambling.

Tennis is one of the most popular sports to bet on, but match fixing is also an ongoing issue.

Dave Pilgrim has over 20 years of experience in the betting industry, and is currently a betting and data expert at Sky Bet.

Dave applies that expertise to tennis and has a close lens on how the tennis governing bodies and the betting companies are working together to create a safe and controlled environment for all involved.

This is a polarising topic and an episode that will get you thinking about the relationship between the sport and the gambling industry as a whole.

Dave Pilgrim on tennis and the betting industry

Episode Highlights:-

  • How common is Matchfixing in tennis?
  • Courtsiding and how the betting industry is trying to combat it.
  • Why Dave thinks tennis and the betting industry have a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Where does the money that goes into tennis from the betting industry come from?
  • What the gaming industry does to support the life threatening challenges of gambling addicts.

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Links Mentioned in this Episode