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8 Information requirements

8.1.2 - Provision of information in respect of cheating

Applies to:

All betting operating licences including betting intermediary, ancillary remote betting and remote betting intermediary (trading room only).

Ordinary code

These do not have the status of operator licence conditions but set out good practice. Operators may adopt alternative approaches to those set out in ordinary code provisions if they have actively taken account of the ordinary code provision and can demonstrate that an alternative approach is reasonable in the operator's particular circumstances; or that to take an alternative approach would be acting in a similarly effective manner. Ordinary codes of practice are admissible in evidence in criminal or civil proceedings and must be taken into account in any case in which the court or tribunal think them relevant, and by the Commission in the exercise of its functions; any departure from ordinary code provisions by an operator may be taken into account by the Commission on a licence review, but cannot lead to imposition of a financial penalty.

  1. In considering their obligations under licence condition 15.1.2 licensees should in particular keep in mind the scope of the offence of cheating. The Commission would expect to be notified1 of any information a licensee has which causes them to know or suspect that there has been interference or attempted interference with:
    1. an event which has taken or is taking place in Great Britain on which bets have been or are likely to be or to have been placed (whether in Great Britain or elsewhere); or
    2. an event which has taken or is taking place outside Great Britain on which bets have been or are likely to be or to have been placed in Great Britain.

Read additional guidance on the information requirements contained within this section.


1Information relating to sports betting integrity should be sent directly to the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU).

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