"The availability of a diverse range of markets and the liquidity of those markets, almost guarantees that there will be those who wish to secure a profit by influencing the result..."
Sports are hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons. Is your sport next?
The importance of regulation and integrity in sport has never before seen the level of public scrutiny than in recent times. Allegations of cheating and match-fixing have been levelled at sports participants in football, cricket, tennis, snooker and horseracing, with betting scandals increasingly hitting the front page headlines rather than the traditional back pages.
Integrity is a major issue for sports governing bodies to address, and be seen to address, with regulators bearing the burden of establishing structures and processes to detect and deter any corruption within their sport whether from outside influence or the sport's own participants.
In the last 10 years, internet betting has grown significantly, with many millions of bets now placed every single day. The availability of a diverse range of markets and the liquidity of those markets, almost guarantees that there will be those who wish to secure a profit by influencing the result. Global Sports Integrity is a consultancy uniquely placed to work with regulators, participants and other stakeholders to maximise their understanding of the modern betting environment and best prepare for and manage the threat of corruption.
The consequences of ignoring the threat are permanently damaging the reputation of sport particularly in terms of loss of public confidence and the potential loss of sponsorship and media opportunities.