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) Table Tennis England
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 Commission Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014

Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012

Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2007

Gambling Act 2005



Sports betting integrity rules - Recommended good practice principles

UK Government Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22

Review of compliance with the SBG Code of Practice - February 2017

Briefing note - Who does what in Britain's strategy to tackle sports betting corruption

Putting the SBG Code into Practice - Presentation slides from the Sports Betting Integrity Forum workshop – September 2016

The Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan – September 2015

UNODC Resource Guide - Good Practices in the Investigation of Match Fixing

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan – December 2014

Report of the Sports Betting Integrity Panel – February 2010



SBG response to DCMS consultation on amendments to Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005 – December 2016

SBG response to Gambling Commission consultation on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming – September 2016

SBG response to DCMS/Gambling Commission consultation on Proposals for Gambling Commission Fees – September 2016

SBG response to Gambling Commission consultation on the prevention of crime associated with gambling – December 2015

SBG response to Gambling Commission Fees Discussion Paper – October 2015

SBG response to DCMS consultation on Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation – September 2015