Match-Fixing and Illegal Sports Betting

Match-Fixing and Illegal Sports Betting       
Prepared by  Prepared by: Chris Hume and Christine May, Senior Research Consultants, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Dr. Keith Parry, Senior Lecturer - School of Business and Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University (November 2017). 
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Introduction

Match fixing and illegal sports betting poses a significant threat to the integrity of Australian sport. Individuals and organised groups undertaking this illegal practice may seek to influence and exploit players, umpires, and other officials to achieve various ends.

Please note the focus of this topic is looking at gambling on sport—excluding horse and dog racing.


Key Messages 

1

The manipulation of outcomes and results within the sporting arena poses a threat to sports' integrity.

2

An Australian national policy on match fixing has been agreed to by Federal and State/Territory Ministers of Sport.

3

A National Integrity of Sport Unit has been established and a number of high profile sports have also established integrity units to manage these issues.




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