ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

About the Council

The Asian Racing Federation Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce was established in 2017 and now comprises 15 members from organisations engaged in horse racing and sports integrity, law enforcement, the UNODC, and academia.

In 2020, the Taskforce was renamed as the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime ("the Council"), whose purpose is to foster and enhance international cooperation among horse racing operators, regulators, intergovernmental organisations and government agencies in order to better combat the threat of illegal betting and other financial crimes to horse racing integrity in particular, and sport in general.

The Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime performs the following functions:

  • Conducts research into illegal betting markets and its links to transnational organised crime.
  • Shares findings with stakeholders to protect horse racing and other sports integrity, and raises awareness of the wide-ranging dangers illegal betting poses to society at large:
    • By fostering collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders;
    • By developing and sharing betting monitoring models to support horse racing and other sports integrity operations; and
    • By raising awareness generally and educating stakeholders of the risks created by the existence of illegal betting markets.

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

The Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime aims to to foster and enhance international cooperation among horse racing operators, regulators, intergovernmental organisations and government agencies in order to better combat the threat of illegal betting and other financial crimes to horse racing integrity in particular, and sport in general.

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