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UKGC publishes new rules to tackle crime linked to gambling

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a set of new requirements to prevent crime associated with gambling. The new rules will come into force later this year and  follow a Commission consultation which took place at the end of 2015. As part of the changes, UKGC will require gambling operators to: Conduct an assessment of the risks of money …

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Scottish councils given a nudge over their licensing functions

The UK Gambling Commission has published an update to its advice note – The Role of Authorised Persons – Scotland – to communicate the regulator’s view on Authorised People to local councils and authorities north of the border. UKGC comments that authorised persons in Scotland – including police officers and officers of licensing authorities – have an important role to …

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Delroy Facey gets 2.5 years in match fixing trial

A former professional footballer and former semi-professional footballer suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Delroy Facey, 35, and Moses Swaibu, 25, had attempted to corrupt lower league players to influence the outcome of matches, enabling betting on the fixed …

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Slow count fraudster avoids jail

A ‘slow count’ fraudster has avoided jail despite costing bookmaker Ladbrokes an estimated £10,000 across an 18 month period. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how John O’Connor conned staff at 14 branches of Ladbrokes over 18 months from July 2012. Among the tactics used by O’Connor was the placing of a bet near to the off, then using a variety of …

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Vegas betting ring busted

Eight people have been arrested after the FBI and the Nevada Gaming Control Board foiled an illegal sports betting operation within a popular Las Vegas hotel. Investigators believe the men, all of Asian origin, took wagers on World Cup games, after staff installed electronic, computer equipment and DSL lines in Caesars Palace, a luxury strip establishment. One of the defendants …

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Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there …

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bet365 criticised over inadequate money laundering controls

bet365 has been pulled up on its anti-money laundering and social responsibility measures by the UK Gambling Commission. Following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police leading to the conviction of an individual for serious theft and money laundering offences, the Commission conducted its own investigation into potential weaknesses in anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility controls put in place by …

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Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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Two found guilty in match fixing trial

Singaporean businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery in an attempt to fix results in England’s lower football leagues following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The pair were described as ‘central figures’ in a plot to influence the outcomes of games played in League Two and the Conference South. The jury, …

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Thai crackdown on illegal WC betting

Police in Thailand have arrested 58 people involved in illegal betting on the World Cup , according to local news source The Nation. Pol Lt-General Anant Srihiran said that seven are alleged bookmakers, with two suspected of being bet couriers while the rest are punters. Anant said that the police has also seized Bt41,430 (£753) in cash and four bankbooks …

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