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The Gambling Commission has teamed up with international partners as part of a new initiative to tackle corruption in sport.

The Commission has joined the Kick Crime Out of Sport (KCOOS) project – an 18 month initiative to address match-fixing across the globe.

Other key stakeholders involved in the initiative include Essa Sports Integrity, INTERPOL, the International Olympic Committee and the French regulatory authorities.

Lorraine Pearman, Commission Betting Integrity Programme Lead, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this project.

“Consumers must have confidence and belief that when they place bets with UK licensed operators they are doing so on markets that are fair and free from betting related corruption.”

Read Essa Sports Integrity press release for more information about the KCOOS project.

Notes to editors 

  1. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  2. Useful statistics on the gambling industry
  3. The Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit deals with reports of betting-related corruption.

Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Posted on 15 February 2016