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Statistics and research release

Sports Betting Integrity snapshot - April 2021

The Sports Betting Integrity snapshot for April 2021.

Summary

The Sports Betting Integrity snapshot for April 2021.

Details

Standardised Data Reporting Template

From 01 April gambling licensees are required to provide the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU) with details of betting integrity related issues in a standardised format, as per Licence Condition and Codes of Practice (LCCP) 15.1.2. This requirement follows amendments made to LCCP on 31 October 2020.

The SBIU, in consultation with representatives from the betting industry, developed a standardised template which will be used by licensees to provide reports of suspicious betting activity to the SBIU. The template provides guidance to licensees when reporting betting integrity related matters and the change will support and enhance existing processes around the development and assessment of key information. Licensees can obtain a copy of the template and supporting guidance by emailing the SBIU on: sbiu@gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2021

Great Britain’s Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2021 (opens in a new tab) has been published on the Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) website. First produced in 2015 and updated annually, the Plan sets out Britain’s approach to addressing risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting.

The 2021 Plan builds on the last several years work by SBIF with key priority actions for 2021 highlighting the risks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and considering the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s approach to betting integrity.

SBIF acts as the strategic arm of Britain’s National Platform under the Council of Europe’s Convention of the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention) (opens in a new tab). SBIF’s objectives are reflective of those outlined within the convention with the SBIU fulfilling the role of the operational hub of Britain’s National Platform.

SBIF Website Redesign & Resources

The SBIF website (opens in a new tab) has recently been redesigned with a view to making it more user friendly and providing a platform where betting integrity related resources (opens in a new tab) can be easily located. Resources include a sports betting integrity training module (opens in a new tab) which has been developed to provide an educational resource for the wider British betting industry on established good working practices relating to betting integrity matters.

UEFA European Championships 2020 (2021) Integrity Support

The SBIU is collaborating with key sporting and government stakeholders to provide integrity support for the rescheduled 2020 European Championships taking place 11 June to 11 July 2021. The pan European event, staged across several host cities, involves 24 nations with the final set to be played on 11 July at Wembley Stadium in London.

Source of reports data

A pie chart showing the source of reports data

Data from chart:

  • Betting operator - 34%
  • Sports governing body - 20%
  • Bet monitoring/Data provider - 15%
  • Other regulators and National Platforms - 10%
  • Other sources - 21%

Other sources includes:

Gambling Commission confidential reporting line, non-Gambling Commission licensed operators, law enforcement agencies and members of the public.

Reports by sport data

A pie chart showing the reports by sport data

Data from chart:

  • Football - 44%
  • Tennis - 21%
  • E-Sports - 20%
  • Other sports - 15%

Where are these events taking place and who are we engaging with?

  • over 25 Non-GB countries
  • both national and international sports governing bodies
  • both national and international law enforcement agencies.

You can get in touch with our Sports Betting Intelligence Unit anonymously

Call: +44 121 230 6655

Email: sbiu@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

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