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Victorian Commission Investigating Tennis Australia Following Corruption Accusations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 18

The Victorian Commission of Gambling & Liquor Regulation is investigating Tennis Australia after accusations it "contravened anti-corruption protocol" and that it "has not done enough to prevent match fixing," according to Nino Bucci of THE AGE. An eight-month investigation is "in its final stag...

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