iGaming Business – A joint report by anti-corruption organisation Transparency International, the Association of European Professional Football League (EPFL) and the German Football League (DFL) has identified a number of key measures to help combat match-fixing in the modern game.
Entitled ‘Staying on Side: How to Stop Match-fixing’, the report was one of six pilot projects co-funded by the European Commission.
In addition to Transparency International, the project also featured representatives from a number of European football’s major leagues including the English Premier League, Germany’s Bundesliga, the Greek Super Liga and Poland’s Ekstraklasa.
The project first established that the “growth of the global betting market and the potential gains from gambling and money laundering associated with betting has made football a target for organised crime”.
With match-fixing having emerged as a threat to the sport, those inside and outside of football have called for action.