Casino News: Worldwide agency to organize against illegal gambling

Worldwide agency to organize against illegal gambling

 November 12, 2008, 5:18 am (9 years ago)
According to Associated Press from Zurich in Switzerland this week, the organizations that control sports betting are demanding a worldwide agency to organize the fight in opposition to illegitimate gambling and match-fixing.
Worth gazillion dollars each year to illegal gangs, illegitimate gambling ranks together with doping as the largest intimidation to the uprightness of sport, speakers explain at a meeting in Switzerland.

"What you are going to require in years to come is something like WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), an agency that investigates betting-related fraud throughout all the sports," explained Paul Scotney, chief of the British Horseracing Authority's integrity unit.

The AP report explains that both land-based and online gambling companies need worldwide sports organizations such as FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to assist influence lawmakers to control nationwide betting markets.

"FIFA and the IOC clearly have massive power choosing which countries are going to get the next World Cup or Olympic Games," explained Norbert Teufelberger, chief director of online operator Bwin International. "Our scheme would be that only countries with a contemporary, controlled sports betting administration are able to be part of that family and arrange those events."
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