In line with the Code of Practice, sports governing bodies should have clear rules regarding betting. These rules should establish what is and is not acceptable in terms of betting by participants as well as rules on the misuse of inside information.
The current Gambling Commission Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice require betting operators to make themselves familiar with sports governing bodies’ rules on betting and, where necessary, to inform the relevant governing body where bets are placed in breach of their rules.
You can find links to the relevant betting rules for each sport under the control of the Sports Betting Group members below:
|British Curling||Lawn Tennis Association|
|British Cycling||Premier League|
|British Horseracing Authority (BHA)||Rugby Football League (RFL)|
|Darts Regulation Authority (DRA)||Rugby Football Union (RFU)|
|England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)||The FA|
|Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB)||World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA)|
“It is essential that participants are fully aware of the relevant rules, regulations and sanctions in their sport.”
Participant education is crucial when it comes to minimising the risks to integrity posed by corrupt betting. Education programmes can come in a variety of different forms but should provide face-to-face sessions alongside other mediums such as online training.
Many education programmes are run by, or in conjunction with, player associations who play an important role in delivering betting integrity education. Some links to education resources offered by governing bodies and player associations can be found below:
You can find links to key betting integrity documents and legislation as well as relevant Sports Betting Group consultation responses and reports below:
GAMBLING-RELATED LEGISLATION AND REGULATION
BETTING INTEGRITY DOCUMENTATION AND RESOURCES
SPORTS BETTING GROUP CONSULTATION RESPONSES