A bill was recently submitted to the federal government with the aim of amending the current law so that it penalises match-fixing more adequately. The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has welcomed this move.
The federal government in Germany has also committed to setting up a national platform to share information and allow both betting operators and the authorities to work together to tackle match-fixing in sport.
The DSWV has been active in its attempts to drive out match-fixing, and organised a ‘Fight Against Match Fixing’ conference a few months back during which experts in sports, politics and sporting integrity discussed the issues and how best to tackle the issue.
The DSWV association was founded in 2014 by the leading German and European sports betting providers in Berlin.