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: