Australian sports betting right model won’t fix sports corruption: ESSA

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceAdopting an Australian-style sports organizers’ betting right model is not the way to protect sport from corruption, says Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body.A series of reports have recently been published in Europe pointing to Asia as the central operating hub for match-fixers, which are said to be increasingly preying on European sporting events.The World Cup has even more clearly focused attention on sports betting in Asia, with authorities region-wide seeking to clamp down on a spike in illegal activity.Ali says the reports of corruption are nothing new, but continue to create a potential issue for legitimate and well-regulated Asian-based operators, both in terms of the perception and the reality surrounding the betting products they offer.ESSA is very mindful of this and the need to properly differentiate between the regulated and unregulated betting sectors when considering this important matter. That...

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