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Sports Betting And Integrity Agreements

Sports Betting And Integrity Agreements Author: Library Of Congress

Date Published: 3:47:02 PM Thursday, 9-July-2020

Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) allows for the provision of online and telephone sports betting services to customers in Australia, provided that the betting agencies are licensed by an Australian state or territory licensing authority. Each state and territory has its own legislation that regulates sports betting. In terms of match-fixing and integrity in sports, the National Policy on Match-fixing in Sport, signed in 2011, contains provisions encouraging the development of nationally-consistent legislation concerning arrangements between sports controlling bodies and betting agencies. Currently, two Australian states, New South Wales and Victoria, have legislative provisions that refer to such arrangements. The provisions allow betting agencies and sports controlling bodies to reach their own agreements regarding any financial return to the sport based on betting on that particular sport.