The State of Illegal Betting report outlines the current state of illegal betting markets on horse racing and other sports, and the future threats from illegal betting.
Key findings are that 61% of betting websites examined are effectively illegal in most countries and only 39% were licensed and regulated. In addition, betting licences issued in three jurisdictions, Curaçao, Malta and the Philippines, account for 62% of these websites that are effectively illegal in most countries.
ARF Council members have provided Commentaries for the report.
- Tom Chignell reports on ‘White Labelling betting websites’ and how these obscure the difference between legal and illegal betting operators.
- Tim Robinson, Catherine Ordway and Neil Grimstone provide an overview of issues around corruption in racing and other sports.
- Graham Ashton explains organised crime involvement in illegal betting.
- Claudio Marinelli shows how INTERPOL sees the relationship between illegal betting, sports corruption & organised crime.
- Jack Anderson gives an update regarding notable developments in sports law relating to illegal betting.
- Sally Gainsbury describes the relationship between illegal betting and problem gambling.