International Centre for Sport Security teams up with European Lotteries to crack down on match-fixing
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) The International Centre for Sport Security is partnering with the umbrella organisation of national lotteries across Europe, The European Lotteries, to share knowledge and best practices in fighting match-fixing and betting fraud.
The two organisations will share information and advice on sport integrity and preventing sports betting fraud. Experts from both organisations will speak at conferences and workshops, collaborate on research projects and distribute research papers in journals and publications.
“The ICSS recognises the significance and importance of protecting, promoting and maintaining the integrity of sport gambling,” International Centre for Sport Security President Mohammed Hanzab said. “This agreement will see our team of world-leading experts work with European Lotteries to share information and techniques aimed at addressing the critical and evolving threat of match fixing and betting fraud across Europe. With the European Lotteries, the ICSS can rely on the credibility of another highly respected partner in its network of international organisations."
"EL is the only association of betting operators to argue that match-fixing is probably the greatest threat to the integrity of sport,” European Lotteries President Friedrick Stickler said. “Together with the ICSS we are setting concrete actions and commitments to fight match-fixing and fraud. With this collaboration we want to strengthen each other’s responses and initiatives. As the historic partner of sport in the EU Member States, we are actually the strongest defenders of the integrity of sport and daily contribute to important initiatives like the one from ICSS.”
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