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Brands of betting sites won't appear in the Australian Open courtside anymore

Brands of betting sites won't appear in the Australian Open courtside anymore

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by Gatto Luigi

The Australian Open has taken a firm stance. In the upcoming edition the brands of betting sites won't be a part of the courtside advertising. The co-operation between the two parties will however continue, Tennis Australia chief Steve Healy said, 'Our agreement with betting companies was taken before all the talk about match fixing (happened) and we have worked a lot to face this problem.

Our goal is to assure that all our Australian players are aware of the risks they would be taking if they had accepted.' Healy also announced that safety controls about match fixing will increase as more agents will be there.

'I think it's not only about money. People who in general take bad actions do so because they are bad people. So increasing the prize money is not the only solution.' Story by Punto de Break ALSO READ: Marat Safin: 'I was too extreme sometimes, but I just showed my personality' .

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