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  • A Strategy for Safeguarding against Corruption in Major Public Events

    There is a high risk of corruption in the organization of major public events, such as international sporting, cultural or high-level political events. This is largely because such events involve significant resources and large amounts of funds as well as complex logistical arrangements within very tight timeframes. That risk...
  • Spain’s New Regulator Committed to Opening Up Player Pools

    Carlos Hernandez, the newly-appointed Director General of the Spanish online gaming regulator DGOJ, has drawn a clear path towards opening the online poker market in Spain from a segregated player pool to internationally-shared liquidity. In an interview conducted with Poker-Red Editor Jairo Moreno, Hernandez spoke in detail about...
  • Top Spanish Politician Says EuroVegas Can be as Good for Spain as the Bikini

    The President of Madrid’s People’s Party has come out strongly in support of Sheldon Adelson’s EuroVegas project. The Eurovegas project plans were recently submitted to the Madrid regional government, but a vocal opposition campaign has emerged. In a regular column for Spain’s center-right ABC newspaper, Esperanza Aguirre, former president...
  • Criminalization Approaches to Combat Match-Fixing and illegal/Irregular Betting: A Global Perspective

    There is growing evidence that sport is corrupted by match-fixing and illegal betting. These illegal activities jeopardize the integrity of the competitions, damage the social, educational and cultural values reflected by sports, and threaten the economic role of sports. The phenomenon of match-fixing brings to the surface its links...
  • Another Portuguese Raid Targets Home Poker Game on Madeira

    The farcical—but highly intimidating—bingo raid in Portugal last month has been followed by a raid on a private poker game in Madeira, a Portuguese autonomous region. The Atlantic island is a famous tourist destination. The National Republican Guard arrested 18 people at a private home where a poker game...
  • ‘Bingo-for-biscuits’ Brits fined in Portugal

    Twenty-eight British and Irish expats and holiday-makers have been fined after police in Portugal caught them playing bingo for biscuits and drinks. Landlady Marianne Pittaway, from North Yorkshire, was fined 700 euros (£595) for hosting the game at The Yorkshire Tavern in Albufeira, on Friday night. Ms Pittaway, 34,...
  • Authorising the European Commission to participate, on behalf of the EU, in the negotiations for an international Convention of the Council of Europe to combat the manipulation of sports results…

    COUNCIL DECISION of 10 June 2013 Authorising the European Commission to participate, on behalf of the EU, in the negotiations for an international Convention of the Council of Europe to combat the manipulation of sports results with the exception of matters related to cooperation in criminal matters and police...
  • Declaration of Berlin

    The Ministers meeting at the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport(MINEPS V), held in Berlin (28-30 May 2013), Affirm the following, based on a worldwide consultation with experts, the Sport Movement and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport Commission...
  • Integrity of Sport – Match-Manipulation

    INTEGRITY OF SPORT – MATCH-MANIPULATION 1. Zero tolerance strategy 2. FIFA’s Integrity Initiatives 2.1 Specific regulations concerning match-manipulation & revised structure of FIFA judicial bodies 2.2 Awareness raising & education programmes 2.3 Monitoring of the betting market 2.4 Reporting mechanisms 2.5 Cooperation on investigations & intelligence building 2.6 Alliances...
  • Slot Machine: What Every Player Need to Know (long version)

    Developed and assessed scientifically by OPGRC and OLG, this video presents two scenarios about how slot machines work. One explains how they actually work, while the other illustrates a popular myth. Can you tell myth from reality?...
  • Spain Clarifies Gambling Tax Regulations

    The Spanish Finance Ministry has recently clarified the rules pertaining to the taxation of online gambling profits and to the taxation of lottery and betting winnings. The Finance Ministry made clear that online gambling losses do not give rise to tax credits that can be deducted from income tax....
  • Talking Point: Football corruption and match fixing

    We ask Emine Bozkurt (S&D) and Salvatore Iacolino (EPP) how Parliament is helping clean up the beautiful game....
  • My son is addicted to gambling

    My 25-year-old son is depressed and in the habit of gambling. His manual job seems to get him down and he feels worthless as in our family both parents are graduates, as is his younger sister – he feels the only way out of his “inadequacy” is going to...
  • Spanish Regulator “Optimistic” of Italy/Spain Shared Player Pool in 2013

    Enrique Alejo, Director of Spanish online gaming regulator the DGOJ, is “quite confident” that the online poker player pools in Spain and Italy will combine by the end of the year. The words come from multiple Spanish poker media reports (poker-red, poker10, pokerviu) of a recent meeting between regulators, players,...
  • Draft Convention Against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions – Version 2 (27 February 2013)

    Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Drafting Group of a draft international convention to combat the manipulation of sports Competitions Preamble Chapter I – Purpose, guiding principles, definitions Chapter II – Prevention, co-operation and other measures OPTION A – Chapter III – Substantive criminal law OPTION B – Chapter...
  • Europol smashes global football match-fixing ring

    An Asia-based group is thought to have been working with criminal networks around Europe. Europol, the European anti-crime agency has identified about 680 suspicious matches across 30 countries. They include World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and Champions League matches. Europol Director Rob Wainwright said: “This investigation coordinated multiple...
  • Grupo Estoril-Sol apresenta queixa contra Estado português

    Os casinos do Estoril, Lisboa e da Póvoa de Varzim entregaram no Tribunal Administrativo de Lisboa uma ação contra o Estado português. Em causa estão as contrapartidas a que são obrigados a pagar todos os anos pelas concessionárias. Além dos impostos a que estão obrigadas a pagar as concessionárias,...
  • Interpol Integrity in Sport Video Report – Match Fixing: The ugly side of the beautiful game (Video)

    INTERPOL, FIFA and UEFA take joint stand against match-fixing at groundbreaking Rome conference Law enforcement and football unite to tackle illegal activity which generates billions ROME, Italy — International efforts against corruption in football took a significant step forward today after the Secretaries General of INTERPOL, FIFA and UEFA...
  • BCLC – Gus talks Randomness and GameSense (Video)

    Gus the grizzled old prospector explains the concept of randomness and games of chance. BCLC encourage British Columbians to play responsibly. Through its responsible gambling education program, GameSense, BCLC helps players understand how gambling works, and provides tools and resources to help players make healthy, informed decisions....
  • Nicosia declaration on the fight against match-fixing

    Nicosia declaration on the fight against match-fixing Match-fixing constitutes one of the most serious threats to contemporary sport, undermining the fundamental values of integrity, fair play and respect for others. It is a growing and pressing problem affecting many Member States and many sports. Addressing the issue requires urgent,...
  • Organized crime and sport: Euro-deputies fight against match fixing (Video)

    Brussels. “Organized crime in sport” is the name of the hearing which has been organized on Monday and Tuesday in the European Parliament by the Special Committee on organized crime, corruption and money laundering. On this occasion, the Socialists and Democrats presented their priorities to tackle the issue. Interview...
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