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: Mr James Daly, Adjunct scholar, University of Adelaide (December 2016); other review pending.
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 27 October 2017
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Match fixing and illegal sports betting are a threat to the integrity of Australian sport as attempts are made to exploit players, umpires, and other officials to achieve various ends.

(Please note: the major focus of the portfolio is related to gambling on sport as opposed to horse and dog racing).

Key Messages 


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


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


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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