Oversight and Audits are Necessary to Remedy Game-Fixing Plague


The recent FIFA scandals have put the spotlight on corruption in sport, and we have been pointing out that in this situation, as with any similar problems in business or other organisations, good governance and ensuring proper compliance are key in minimising the issues.

But while the scandal of the day concerns bribery, there is another issue in global sports that has much stronger roots: the problem of game-fixing. In other words, players purposefully losing a game, holding back on their play, or otherwise disregarding fair play in return for money.

In this article we discuss how game-fixing facilitated by online betting can be curbed, using a three-pronged compliance approach