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.”