Research and Education

Educational resources

Betting on Sport - Education for Players

An education film for players produced by the Professional Players Federation in association with betting integrity partners.

Introduced by former footballer Jason Lee, the film explains some of the key rules around betting on sport and inside information as well as the consequences for players who are found in breach of the rules.

Find out more about the Professional Players Federation and betting on sport

Match Fixing - Education for Players

An education film for players produced by the Professional Players Federation in association with betting integrity partners, outlining some of the key risks and consequences for players who become involved in match fixing and the importance of reporting any suspicious approaches to the regulators and player associations.

Introduced by Jason Lee and featuring Alan Alger from Betway and Nigel Mawer, Betting Integrity Advisor.

Find out more about the Professional Players Federation and match fixing

Match Fixing Myth Busting - Education for Players

An education film for players produced by the Professional Players Federation in association with betting integrity partners, highlighting some of the common myths around match fixing and betting in professional sport.

Find out more about the Professional Players Federation and myths surrounding match fixing

Sports Betting Integrity Training

The SBIF supports this sport betting education module, which is designed to promote good practice and sharing of knowledge across the betting industry.

Especially sharing the knowledge and experience of larger operators with those of a smaller size, it includes examples of good practice already established within larger operators.

Go to the Training Module

England and Wales Cricket Board: Educational video

In 2012, Mervin Westfield was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and received a 5 year ban for his role in spot fixing during a match.

As part of his rehabilitation Westfield worked with the Professional Cricket Council to produce a powerful video, to educate fellow players about the risks they face, and the consequences of succumbing to temptation. It has been used by other sports as a template to develop their own videos to incorporate into their own education programmes.

Watch the Professional Cricket Council's educational video

PFA, PPF and Ladbrokes discuss Sports Betting Integrity

PFA’s Fabrice Muamba meets Ladbrokes’ Alex Donohue to discuss sports betting integrity and find out about Ladbrokes’ Integrity System.

Watch the interview with Fabrice Muamba

Fair Sport 4 All

This collaborative programme was developed by European Football for Development Network and sponsored by Kindred.

The programme aims to develop user friendly educational tools to increase awareness of match fixing among elite sports players, managers and other stakeholders involved in sport.

Find out more about the programme.

Master degree in Sport ethics and Integrity (MAiSI)

This two year full time degree aims to develop professionally qualified experts to take up roles in sports and related organisations in response to the range of threats to the integrity of sports as ethically valuable practices and to the integrity of sports organisations and associated sectors.

The degree is multidisciplinary in nature, spanning ethics and economics, governance, law and management, and will equip students with a depth of expertise in matters as diverse as safe sport, match fixing, good governance, and athlete welfare.

Find out more about MAiSI

Research

UNODC - Sport Integrity and responding to Covid-19

Ensuring that integrity is at the core of sport’s response to the pandemic. Preventing corruption in sport and manipulation of competitions.

This joint paper by the UNODC, the IOC and Interpol considers the threats from the Covid-19 pandemic that threatens the positive contribution that sport plays as the world faces some of the greatest levels of uncertainty seen in many decades.

Placing the integrity of sport at the centre of any response is seen as key to ensuring that sport emerges from this challenge as strong as possible.

Read the paperwritten by UNODC about Sport Integrity and responding to Covid-19

UNODC-IOC

The following study was published by IOC-UNODC in 2013 - Criminalization approaches to combat match-fixing and illegal/irregular betting.

This was followed-up in 2017 by the publication of Criminal Law Provisions for the Prosecution of Competition Manipulation (opens as a PDF) which provides an extensive legal analysis of 52 national jurisdictions.

The study objectives included the development of a checklist of legislative “good-practice” as well as guidelines for consideration by national legislators seeking to introduce legislative measures to combat competition manipulation.

This activity was further supported by the production of a booklet for legislators (opens as a PDF).

Ghost Games: An Explanation

Sportradar (opens in new tab) has published a white-paper detailing an overview and explanation of the concept of ‘ghost games’.

Ghost Games: An Explanation (opens as a PDF) is written by Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar Director of Intelligence & Investigation Services. The paper also clarifies the difference between Ghost Games and other forms of betting manipulation such as match fixing.