Skip to main content

The Gambling Commission has released a statement welcoming the actions of the Rugby Football League (RFL).

The RFL suspended two players after they were found to have breached the sport’s rules relating to betting.

Richard Watson Head of the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit said:

“The Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit works closely with the Rugby Football League to share intelligence on suspicious betting patterns.

“We welcome the outcome of this case which shows the RFL is determined to take firm action to uphold their rules on player betting.” 

Further details about the case are available online.

Notes to editors

  1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain. 
  2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than spread betting, which is the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website for information on legal advice.

For further information please contact our press office on (0121) 230 6700 or email communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

Posted on 17 February 2014