Sports Betting Group formally adopts the Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan

Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan to help maintain integrity of sport from betting corruption

The Sports Betting Group has formally adopted the Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan.

The SBI Action Plan outlines Britain's approach to addressing the risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting. It sets out the expected focus of the Gambling Commission, law enforcement agencies, sports governing bodies, player associations, betting operators and government in delivering timely and effective actions to identify and control risks associated with match-fixing and sports betting integrity.

In adopting the Plan, a number of Britain’s major sports governing bodies and player associations commit to implementing measures designed to protect the integrity of their sport from betting corruption and to fulfilling specific actions set out in the Plan. These actions include reviewing the impact of existing integrity arrangements in place within sport and sharing expertise and good practice to raise standards across the sector.

Commenting on the adoption, Emma Boggis, Chair of the Sports Betting Group said:
“The Sports Betting Group and its members are committed to playing their part in delivering the SBI Action Plan. In formally adopting the Plan, sports governing bodies and player associations demonstrate the importance they place on preserving the integrity of their respective sports and to educating participants about the risks of betting corruption.

“More broadly the Sports Betting Group reaffirms its commitment to working in collaboration with other stakeholders through the Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) to tackle threats to the integrity of sport and sports betting: the Gambling Commission, betting operators, law enforcement and Government. Only by working together will we be effective in tackling sports betting corruption.”