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Inside the Shadowy World of High Speed Tennis Betting

Following on from my article back in January about the ridiculous arrest of Daniel Dobson at the Australian Open, ESPN/FiveThirtyEight Sports has probed deeper into the world of tennis courtsiding to understand more on what it's all about. I've been quoted in it so I might as well share it around...

Inside the Shadowy World of High-Speed Tennis Betting

By CARL BIALIK

In January, Daniel Dobson was two months into a new job that allowed him the opportunity to travel overseas and watch live sports. It had a downside, though: It got him arrested in an incident that drew media coverage around the world.

Dobson’s job was to sit courtside at the Australian Open in Melbourne and use his cell phone to transmit the outcome of each point of the match he was watching. The faster he worked, the greater the edge his employers at Sporting Data Ltd. would have in the betting market.

Police charged Dobson, 22, with violating a law protecting integrity in sport.


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