Jack Kerr

Jack Kerr is an Australian investigative journalist and documentary maker, who has featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, ABC, Vice and others.

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26/06/2018

JustBet shuts down, reopens in Colombia

An illegal Bitcoin betting site registered on an Australian offshore territory has been shut down, following an investigation for The Sports Integrity Initiative and ABC News. It has, however, reopened in Colombia.  As reported earlier this year, JustBet.cx was offering live and pre-match wagering to Australian customers, seemingly in...

14/06/2018

Bitcoin sports betting and its potential impact on the integrity of sport

• Bitcoin has been linked to all manner of nefarious activities. So happens when match-fixers start utilising it for sports betting? Jack Kerr investigates. Not even Dr. Knasmüller could explain it. An expert in internet betting fraud, even he was puzzled that games from an amateur football league in his hometown...

16/03/2018

Sportradar launches eSports betting manipulation investigation

Sportradar says it is conducting an internal investigation into an allegation its head of eSports manipulated betting markets while ‘aggressively betting’ in those same markets. The allegation was raised on Twitter yesterday by Rahul Sood, the CEO of major eSports betting platform Unikrn. Sood tweeted that Sportradar’s head of...

05/03/2018

Questions over legality of Australian Bitcoin sports gambling site

A controversial bitcoin gambling site registered on the Australian territory of Christmas Island should be shut down immediately, a expert in Australian gambling legislation says. The justbet.cx site offers live sports betting on a number of Australian and international sports, including the Australian Football League (AFL), AFLX (seven-a-side version...

27/02/2018

Regulators powerless over bitcoin site offering Australian sport bets

The Australian body in charge of registering a bitcoin wagering website says it is powerless to take action against the site without a formal or official complaint being made. JustBet is an online gambling platform offering live sports betting on Australian and international sporting events, as well as interactive...

15/02/2018

Concern over Australian cryptocurrency sports betting sites

An Australian crackdown on cryptocurrency sports betting sites has failed to bring its most established crypto-wagering site to heel. JustBet is registered with the internet authority of Christmas Island, an Australian territory located in the Malay archipelago that has its own top-level domain (or internet country code), .cx. The...

09/02/2018

World Cup pull could decide which country Daniel Arzani will represent

Australian football fans concerned about losing another talented young player are urging their national football team to urgently cap a 19-year-old with barely a few hours of game time under his belt. But is that fear well founded? Daniel Arzani was born in Iran and raised in Sydney. He has...

04/04/2017

UAE clubs appear to be offering Brazilians Palestinian passports

In the latest twist in Asian football’s passport scandal, a Brazilian once accused of using illegitimate Uzbekistani papers may now be registered as a citizen of the very country which brought the continental controversy to a head. Fabio Lima moved to United Arab Emirates (UAE) club Al-Wasl in 2014,...

24/03/2017

Fake club claim in Asian passport scandal

As club sides across the continent come to terms with the latest revelation in Asian football’s illegal passports scandal, The Sports Integrity Initiative can reveal a fake club may have been used to transfer players into the confederation. At least nine Brazilians who’ve turned out for East Timor’s national...

17/01/2017

Laos match-fixing investigation could encompass World Cup qualifiers

A match-fixing investigation involving Laos’ national soccer teams could also encompass a number of FIFA World Cup qualifiers, independent sources have told The Sports Integrity Initiative. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the investigation in November last year. Four players were provisionally suspended at the time for 60 days, a period which has now...

17/01/2017

Horta hits out at FIFA & AFC over naturalised Brazilian East Timorese

East Timor’s former President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos Horta, has pointed fingers of blame at FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) over the crisis currently engulfing football in his country. East Timor is facing a lengthy exile from international football after its national football federation, the...

08/12/2016

East Timor charged by Asian Football Confederation

East Timor’s Football Federation (FFTL) has been charged by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) with using forged or falsified documents, fielding ineligible players and bringing game into disrepute, The Sports Integrity Initiative can reveal. The charges relate to the use of Brazilian players in East Timor’s senior and under...

05/12/2016

East Timorese football accused of further corruption

In the latest allegation of impropriety to hit the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), an East Timorese businessman has accused the body’s previous regime of refusing to recognise his Presidency of the country’s scandal-plagued football federation. Pedro Carrascalao claims he was elected president of the Football Federation Timor-Leste (FFTL) in...

17/11/2016

Player asks Australia to overturn match-fixing ban

One of the players at the centre of football’s Southern Stars match-fixing scandal is seeking to get his life ban from the game overturned. England’s Nick McKoy was one of six people who pleaded guilty to charges relating to match-fixing in the 2013 season of the Victorian Premier League,...

16/09/2016

ASADA investigating if rugby player has breached ban

An Australian rugby player currently banned for importing and using performance-enhancing drugs may be in even more hot water, after a Facebook post caught the eye of local anti-doping investigators. Nick Mastro – full name Nicholas Mastrodomenico – is currently serving concurrent four-year bans for doping violations from both...

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