6 June 2013

Match fixing laws come to Canberra

| johnboy
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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…

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