bet365 is a member of the European Sports Security Association ("ESSA"), a non-profit making organisation that monitors irregular betting patterns and possible instances of event manipulation. As part of that membership, bet365 is a full participant in its early warning system which is geared towards identifying any such betting behaviour.
In the event of a warning being received by bet365, bet365 withholds the right, in its absolute discretion, to:
(i) suspend the offering of any event or series of events in any of its markets; and
(ii) delay and/or withhold payment on any event or series of events in any of its markets, until the integrity of such event or series of events has been confirmed by the relevant sports federation via ESSA.
Further, in the case of active event manipulation being confirmed as having taken place on any event or series of events by ESSA, acting in conjunction with the appropriate sports governing bodies, bet365 withholds the right, in its absolute discretion, to suspend any bets placed on such events, either by any individual identified by ESSA as having possessed insider betting knowledge or information or by any other individual who in the reasonable opinion of bet365 is connected to, acting in conjunction with or in any way involved with such individual.