Gambling sectors

Reporting suspicious bets to sports governing bodies

Under section 15.1 of the Licence conditions and codes of practice - consolidated May 2014 (LCCP), licensed betting operators must provide the relevant sports governing body (SGB) with information that they suspect may:

  • lead the Gambling Commission to consider making an order to void a bet
  • relate to a breach of a rule applied by that sport governing body.

The information provided under section 15.1 of the LCCP must be sufficient to conduct an effective investigation.

In June 2012 Part 3 of Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005, which lists the relevant sports governing bodies, was reviewed to determine which SGBs should be included. This was to ensure better coverage of the main sports in the UK and better reflect the organisations that the Commission deals with on a regular basis. Further information can be found on the Department of Culture, Media and Sport website.

An up-to-date list of the sports governing bodies can be found in the links section of our website.

The LCCP also contains an ordinary code provision which requires betting operating licence holders to take all reasonable steps to familiarise themselves with the rules applied by relevant sports governing bodies.

For full details of licence condition 15.1 please see the Licence conditions and codes of practice - consolidated May 2014

Page last reviewed: April 2013

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