Tag Archives: national crime agency

Ministerial support for industry forum’s integrity plan

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF), the government back body containing representatives from the world of sport and betting, has published its Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. The Gambling Commission-administered body says that while evidence of corrupt sports betting in the UK has ‘so far been limited to what appear to be isolated incidents’, the industry cannot afford to be …

Read More »

Lords debate restrictions on B2 Gaming Machines

Fixed odds betting terminals have been debated in the House of Lords, with the usual mix of hot air and in-depth analysis that has come to be frequently parodied of the UK’s second legislative house. The whole discussion has been kicked off by Lib Dem Peer Lord Strasburger, despite the fact he doesn’t appear to know what the existing stake …

Read More »

Regulator keen to co-operate against match fixing

Gambling Commission Director of Regulation Nick Tofiluk has pledged to work closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) after the conviction of three men on the charges of conspiracy to commit bribery surrounding match fixing. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Chann Sankaran, a Singapore national, and Krishna Ganeshan, a UK national originally from Sri Lanka, were the …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »