- The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association informed NJ about table tennis betting irregularities.
- Table tennis odds have been lifted from many state-licensed sportsbooks.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – While the sports betting world was slowly getting back to normal, obscurities in one facet of state-licensed sports betting took a sideways turn.
On Thursday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) pulled table tennis from their list of offerings.
While New Jersey sports bettors can still access these lines through online betting sites, the ability to bet on table tennis at a state-licensed book like FanDuel, PointsBet, or DraftKings will no longer be available.
Problems arose a few weeks back when Indiana came to similar issues.
Though the events were being held and the games were being played, there wasn’t an organizational body behind the league play to ensure fair matches were being held. With this, the integrity of these events was in question.
The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association was the organization that brought forth the potential match-fixing concerns.
“While there is not yet any evidence that any match-fixing occurred in New Jersey, due the nature of the alert, the Division is suspending approval for wagering on all table tennis events in Ukraine, including but not limited to the Setka Cup, WIN Cup, and TT Cup,” said the DGE.
Certain players, aside from the aforementioned leagues, were also banned from being offered. As certain leagues prevented players from even playing during the pandemic, the situation grew even further, as legal sportsbooks were kept offering their products.
This situation has now extended across the entire country as Colorado also suspended their table tennis betting options as well.
While this is a developing story, it is fairly clear that table tennis bettors will have to get in on the action at online sportsbooks, if they even feel comfortable jumping into the potentially unregulated matches.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.