- The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association has informed New Jersey of potential game-fixing in Ukraine table tennis.
- Due to the potential of illegal activity, New Jersey was forced to suspend all Ukraine table tennis sports betting at its sportsbooks.
- There is no official word as to when Ukraine table tennis betting will resume in New Jersey.
TRENTON, N.J.- New Jersey was forced to suspend all sports betting on Ukraine table tennis at its sportsbooks due to a Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association warning of potential game fixing activity in the sport.
The Garden State immediately acted upon hearing the word of the possible shady activity being taken, and no regulated sportsbook in the state is hosting any related betting lines as of now.
No confirmed proof has been presented regarding game-fixing in Ukraine, but precautions have been made immediately for the integrity of online gambling in NJ.
Ukraine Table Tennis Banned
Table tennis betting in New Jersey will have to continue on without the Ukraine table tennis league.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement put a notice out to all its sportsbooks to remove odds and betting lines associated with the sport as an internal investigation takes place.
This precaution is for the safety and integrity of all sports bettors in the Keystone state.
"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," read the notice.
The notice goes on to include the betting on matches where Liliia Zaitseva, Ivan Gaysin, Karen Dzhanibekyan, Eduard Panichev, Anastasia Efimova, and Gleb Zotov are involved.
New Jersey isn’t the only state that has banned table tennis in Ukraine either, with Colorado and Indiana following suit after the story broke.
The Indiana Gaming Commission went as far as to suspend wagering on any event in the table tennis arena that is not directly sanctioned by the European Table Tennis Union or the International Table Tennis Federation.
There has not been an official announcement for the return of Ukraine table tennis betting at online sportsbooks in any of these states.