Publications, guidance & advice

Betting integrity issues paper - inside information and fair and open betting

Start date:   7 October 2011
End date:  11 January 2012

The Gambling Commission is seeking further information and views on a number of issues relating to fair and open betting. In particular, we seek opinions on the range of the circumstances which are relevant in considering whether using inside information for betting is misuse of that information. By ‘misuse’ we mean actions that would be considered substantially unfair and/or cheating or fraud depending on the context.

The issues are relevant to both sports and non-sports betting, and we seek views from all those with an interest in the integrity of sports and in betting on both sports and non-sports event. We invite views on what is ‘fair and open’ in the betting context and are also considering the application of appropriate safeguards and sanctions by betting operators, Sports Governing Bodies (SGBs), employers, the Gambling Commission and other enforcement bodies such as the police.

Betting integrity issues paper inside information and fair and open betting - October 2011