Swedish Gambling Authority and IBIA fight for betting integrity

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A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority, and the International Betting Integrity Association on sports betting integrity.

The MoU means that both parties will share information relating to suspicious betting activity identified on Swedish sport.

“IBIA is delighted to have reached this agreement with the Swedish Gambling Authority,” said Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO. “The association is focused on working closely with the SGA to maintain the integrity of Swedish sport and the regulated betting market.

“IBIA will utilise its global customer account transaction data to identify and report suspicious betting on Swedish sporting events to the SGA and engage in any related investigatory actions. Maintaining the integrity of the market is of paramount importance.”    

In December 2023, the Swedish government notified the European Commission that they intend to amend the Gambling Ordinance. The changes include proposals to make Sweden fully compliant with the Macolin Convention and for SGA to set up and run a platform for itself, licensed betting operators and national sports federations to share information about suspected match fixing.

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