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Old 01-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #48
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Default Re: Tweeting from ITF tournaments is forbidden now

Finally - is there any problem here or not?

ATP and ITF sell the rights for livescore coverage to a company and 80% of the money go to the federations, under a certain quota of course, which allows probably Rwanda to get a can of balls and France 100K for the hundreds of players they have. Fair? Fair.

In order not to have court side punters to cheat the livebetting system (yes, 30 seconds faster info is pure gold) and betfair bettors, they have people to prevent cheaters.
Problem? What is the problem with that?

The official livescorer, would like to have exclusivity when he's paid for it, instead of having people sending information for free.
If there is no control at all there will be always small companies trying to sell the information to local bookies or syndicates, or whoever needs such info, so there must be some control, no?

So, problem? - No problem. Even if we make 100 threads about the worrying times in tennis, there aren't any right now.
Tweeting is forbidden - first world problems
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