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September 26, 2020

Chaired by Rick Parry

UK: The Gambling Commission welcomes report from the Integrity Panel

(UK).- The Gambling Commission welcomed this week the package of recommendations from the integrity expert panel, chaired by Rick Parry. The Commission stands ready to play its part in implementing the recommendations and looks forward to working with its partners in the sports and betting industries to do this once the package is endorsed by the Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe.

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he Commission’s support comes as the Minister considers the panel’s recommendations for tackling the risk to the integrity of sport.

At the time the panel, which included the Commission’s Director of Regulation, Nick Tofiluk, and Commissioner, Ben Gunn, an integrity expert, was launched last June, Commission Chairman Brian Pomeroy said: “By acting together against the threat to integrity, the betting industry, sports bodies, players and their representatives, police forces, the Gambling Commission and others can achieve much more than any of us alone."

Underlining that commitment to cooperation in the light of the report’s publication, Pomeroy added: “We warmly welcome this report. It embodies the joint working with the betting industry and sports bodies that we have always envisaged necessary to protect betting integrity.

“The Commission stands ready to establish a new sports betting intelligence unit by enhancing its existing intelligence capacity in Birmingham. This will enable the Commission not only to pursue criminal investigations more effectively but also to support sports bodies and the betting industry more effectively with intelligence in their efforts to detect and prevent sports betting corruption.”

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