Strategy and GB Action Plan
What is it?
The Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan outlines Britain’s approach to address risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting and to protect our national and international reputation for being a safe place to enjoy both.
Initially published in September 2015, the current edition builds on progress, continuing the collaborative approach across sport, betting operators, law enforcement and government to prevent and deter to protect against sports betting related corruption.
Actions will be delivered and reviewed by the SBIF, with progress published annually.
The SBIF publishes an annual report on progress against the key priority actions.
The UK signed the Macolin Convention in 2018. The aim of the Convention is to promote national and international co-operation in the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions and to protect the integrity of sport and sports betting.
A key principle of the Convention is for jurisdictions to establish a national platform; the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit and Sports Betting Integrity Forum make up the UK's national platform.
Group of Copenhagen
The Network of National Platforms, referred to as the Group of Copenhagen, sets out the foundations for transnational cooperation, enabling the exchange of information, experiences and expertise essential to the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions, as defined by the Macolin Convention.
The Gambling Commission represents the UK on the Group of Copenhagen.
The Typology Framework was developed by the Group of Copenhagen.
It classifies the different types of competition manipulation that could fall within the definition provided by the article 3 of the Macolin Convention.
The Framework promotes consistent communication around types of manipulations that maybe encountered and provides a basis upon which statistical information can be collected to help identify areas of risk or emerging threats.