Category Archive: Sports

Spain: First Steps for Coordinating Measures against Match Fixing

By: Albert Agustinoy and Elisa Lorenzo, DLA Piper Spain

The Spanish General Directorate of Gaming Affairs (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego – “DGOJ”) has recently held a first meeting with the some of the main licensed online sport bookmakers aimed at establishing a specific plan in order to fight against match fixing practices in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia: Government Report into Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport – full details

In the midst of persistent public discussion and media interest the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has released its report into Advertising and Promotion of Gambling Services in Sport. The Report has been released early following a five month inquiry by the Committee. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia: Government Report into Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport now released

After a five month Inquiry into the Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport, the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has reported early. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Betting exchange regulations will save or kill sportsbetting?

As anticipated Italian betting exchange regulations have finally come into force, but the main question on which operators in the sector are questioning each other is the effect of betting exchange games on the sportsbetting market. Read the rest of this entry »

Netherlands: With regulation of interactive gambling looming, the relevance to sports integrity comes into play

In the run-up to the (long-awaited) publication of the legislative proposal that (might) drastically change the current Dutch betting and gaming market (in Dutch: Wet op de Kansspelen, “WoK“) and possibly open the Dutch online gaming market, the Dutch Parliament has expressed its wish that online betting agencies that might be eligible for a license under the amended WoK will be required to connect to a detection system that will identify suspicious stakes at sports competitions. Read the rest of this entry »

Germany: opaque licensing process falls foul of EU and equal treatment principles

German administrative court holds sports betting licencing procedure to lack transparency forcing the authorities to invite further operators. Read the rest of this entry »

Global: Q & A on corruption in sport

Tom Russell (DLA Piper, London) recently carried out a Q&A session with World Online Gambling Law Report, on the subject of corruption in sport. You can see the results here. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Gambling Commission publishes paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit at the London Olympic Games

The Gambling Commission has published a paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit (the “JAU”) at the London Olympic Games. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia: Cricket Australia flexes its muscle

Cricket Australia has reportedly demanded an end to spot and exotic betting for cricket. Read the rest of this entry »

Europe: European Commission announces funding of new education campaign to fight match fixing

On 21 November 2012, the European Commission (“Commission“) announced its agreement to co-fund a programme aimed at educating athletes in the EU about match fixing. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Premiership Footballer reminded of the importance of integrity in sport

All sporting bodies promote integrity in their given sport and generally have a set of guiding principles that underpin the rules and regulations of the game. The lack of integrity in the way in which an event is managed or the performance of players will clearly detract from the fairness and openness of any game and such characteristics are particularly scrutinised when gambling is involved. Read the rest of this entry »

US: New Jersey – Sports Pool Betting to be legalized?

New Jersey recently amended its State Constitution and revised its legislative scheme to permit certain types of sports wagering at licensed casinos and racetracks. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Betting operators required to report suspicous betting patterns on Olympic Events

Following the Government’s publication in May of the results to its consultation on the additions of sporting governing bodies (SGBs) to Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission has today published an up to date list of the SGBs that licensed betting operators (“Operators”) must share information with. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Government publishes results of consultation regarding Gambling Commission’s information sharing with sports bodies

The Government has published its response to the public consultation launched in August last year on its proposal to add both national and international sporting bodies to Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005 Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Good news and obligations in the Fiscal Decree

Lowering of taxation for sportsbetting games, licenses for betting shops, dedicated bank account and further delays on the launch of live poker in the law of ratification of the so called Fiscal Decree. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: London 2012 betting industry brand protection guidelines issued

The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently published guidelines for the betting industry (Guidance) on what operators can (and cannot) do in relation to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 (the ‘Games’). Read the rest of this entry »

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