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ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

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ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

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ARF Chairman Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice-Chairman Masayuki Goto elected as new IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia.

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How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

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How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

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This report examines Mainland China’s crackdown on illegal betting from 2018 to mid-2021, its background, purpose and impact. It is based on official announcements and statistics, 315 Mainland Chinese media articles related to illegal betting, and English-language reports.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our third Bulletin of 2021. This edition of the Quarterly Bulletin highlights two important issues related to illegal betting that have wider relevance to integrity in horse racing and other sports.

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A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) announced today that Dr. Sally Gainsbury, Director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic and Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, and Dr. Catherine Ordway, Assistant Professor in Sports Management at the University of Canberra, have agreed to join the Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our second Bulletin of 2021. In this edition we focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in illegal betting. The Council’s deep dive article is available on the website of the Asian Racing Federation, and we have a summary in this newsletter.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our first Bulletin of 2021, and the first using our new name of Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime (“the Council”). This reflects the permanence of the group and the continuity of the work of our members to help combat illegal betting in order to protect integrity in horse racing and other sports.