Spain creates new anti-sports and horse racing match fixing board

SPORTS ACTION: Horse racing is amongst the sports targeted by fraudsters. Credit: Pixabay

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A NEW nationwide commission has been set up by the Ministry of the Presidency to help the ever growing problem of match fixing and fraud in Spain’s sporting industry.

The aim of the new board is to detect, prevent and combat illegal actions in the field of sports competitions and fraud in betting, according to government sources.

The commission will be made up from representatives of Spain’s gambling regulator, the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the National Police, Guardia Civil and the Higher Sports Council.

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Their first task is to develop a new early warning system to detect the first signs of betting manipulation and match fixing.

“Corruption linked to the manipulation of sports competitions and betting-related fraud are two of the greatest threats to sport and horse racing, as it undermines each sport’s core values ​​and ruins the experience for fans and spectators,” the Ministry said.

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