Tag Archive: Match Fixing

AUSTRALIA: Hitting Corruption for Six

By Judith Miller and Julian Conti The cricket world is in a fierce battle against the increasing use of technology in illegal bookmaking. In order to protect their interests ahead of the World Cup starting in February 2015, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is entering into agreements with the Federal Police in Australia and across …

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SPAIN: Match-fixing- could the age of innocence be over?

Authors: Jorge Monclús and Diego Ramos Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that hit Spain hard from 2007 onwards has helped to lift the veil that covered …

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New International Olympic Committee special unit to combat illegal betting and match-fixing

by Jonathan Salt  Senior representatives and stakeholders of the Olympic Movement met on 4 November at IOC headquarters where President Thomas Bach announced the latest measure in the fight against match-fixing and illegal betting. It was agreed that the IOC will create a special unit to co-ordinate current efforts in its fight match-fixing and illegal …

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Spain: First Steps for Coordinating Measures against Match Fixing

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. Such a plan would be given as a reaction to …

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Spanish clubs investigated over possible match-fixing

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Professional Football League (“LFP”) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the Second division (so-called “Liga Adelante”) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of match-fixing. Alarm bells of the UEFA started to ring after detecting that allegedly unusual levels of online betting, …

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UEFA Congress in London addresses match fixing

By Tom Russell and Dylan Kennett On 24 May, on the eve of the Champions League final at Wembley, UEFA held its annual Congress in London. President Michel Platini opened the Congress, making specific reference to the ‘scourge’ of match-fixing and corrupt betting, stating: ‘Just one fixed match is one match too many, as it …

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