What is lucky fixed match and gambling in sport?
Lucky fixed football bets
Put simply, fixing-match is dishonest activity to make sure that one team or individual wins a particular sports match. Under the Crimes Act 1961, match-fixing is the manipulation of the overall result of a sports match or racing event (or any event within the match or event) with intent to influence a betting outcome. The emergence of match-fixing soccer would present a significant threat to the integrity, value and growth of New Zealand sport and our international reputation. Match-fixing cuts at the heart of sport, which is based on mutually agreed rules and fair play. Sports betting agencies offer the opportunity for high sums to be gambled on sporting events with the prospect of very high returns. It is important to understand that betting itself is a legitimate pursuit, but illegal fixed match or fraudulent betting is not. The main reason people get involved in match-fixing and manipulating games in football is for personal or financial gain. It generally involves contacts between gamblers, players, team officials, and/or referees, and has serious implications for sport at all levels. The Danish Gambling Authority is a member and secretary of “Den nationale platform” (the national platform), which is a forum for cooperation in Denmark coordinating the joint effort to combat match-fixing. In addition to the Danish Gambling Authority, the national platform is comprised of Anti Doping Danmark, the Ministry of Culture, the Public Prosecution Office, the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK), Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA), Danske Licens Spil A/S, the Danish Football Association (DBU) and the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF).
Lucky Fixed Match Bets
Licence holders must have measure implemented to properly reduce the risk of getting lucky fixed matches. It is not defined what exactly consitutes an appropriate measure, but it must be a framework that allows the licence holder to identify suspicious transactions and behaviour. Likewise, it must be possible for the licence holder to follow various announcements from the established national platforms and the Danish Gambling Authority in such a way that the licence holder is able to respond to this.