FA Fights Against Match-Fixing In Britain By Launching Integrity Forum

The first ever Sports Betting Integrity Forum has been launched to throttle threats to sports integrity

in Britain.

In order to take a firm stance against match-mixing and corruption in sports in Britain a Sports Betting

Integrity Forum has been introduced. England’s Football Association which governs the sport is the

pioneer in the endeavor.

The move comes as part of the United Kingdom’s Action Plan to deal head on with the increasing

problem of corruption and match-fixing in Britain. The aim being to protect the integrity of British sport,

through team work, sharing best practices and “learning from each other and other agencies”, Darren

Bailey, FA Director affirmed.

On the agenda are talks on how to further enhance and develop existing laws. Far-reaching preventative

measures implicating sports and gambling bodies will also be addressed.

Bailey who is also the co-chairman of the forum emphasized the necessity to highlight the risks of match

fixing and raise awareness of the threats. Then it would be necessary to depict ongoing achievements

and co-ordinate policies at the organizational, national level and international level and “develop further


The forum has been having a wide turn out. Delegates from regulators of British gambling laws and

the police, to sports ruling bodies, betting operators, sport and betting trade associations will be in


UK sports reps from as football, cricket, rugby league and rugby union are all expected to show up. The

Professional Players Federation, Association British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association

have all registered to participate.

Other attendees of the Sports Betting integrity imitative include many gambling operators from land-
based and online sportsbooks in the UK such as Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. Also taking part is the

Gambling Commission UK regulatory body.

The venture, supported by British government, hopes the forum will help to maintain Britain’s notoriety

of being a safe haven for playing sports and betting on all kinds of sports.

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