Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell have announced they’re going to criminalise match fixing in the ACT:
“Today I introduced the Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Bill 2013 to address these risks by making it a criminal offence to participate in fixing an event or using information about a fixed event or inside information for a betting purpose.
“These new offences are important because of the growth of sports betting as a major industry in Australia, and because cheating at gambling and match-fixing activities undermine the integrity of sport.”
The new offences will prohibit behaviour like:
— intentionally corrupting the outcome of a sporting event for the purpose of receiving a benefit
— betting on an event reckless about whether the outcome has been corrupted
— betting on an event with inside information about the event.
Of course there’s also betting done on political events…