Tennis Gamblers' Demand for Real-Time Betting Nets $70 Million Deal for Second-Tier Circuit

  • Sportradar said to pay $14 million per year through 2021
  • 'One of the top sports worldwide in betting interest'

The sheer breadth of the International Tennis Federation -- 1,500 tournaments last year comprised 93,000 matches -- means there’s almost always a game, set or match on which to wager.

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At the Santo Domingo Open this week, 32 no-name professional tennis players will scramble to climb a few slots up the rankings. Their matches, along with those played in low-level tournaments from Phnom Penh to Puerto Montt, will have an outsize importance at betting houses that fuel a global tennis gambling market estimated at $5 billion and growing.

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