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October 10, 2016
The Gambling Commission has renewed its partnership with the charity Crimestoppers as part of an ongoing strategy to protect against match fixing, money laundering and illegal gambling.
As part of an information sharing initiative, Crimestoppers will pass on reports from the public about gambling-related criminality or corruption to the Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit at the same time as they are reported to the police.
Nick Tofiluk, Director of Regulation, said: “We’re delighted with this arrangement as it strengthens the collaboration between ourselves and law enforcement. This agreement builds on the excellent relationship we already have with UK police forces and national law enforcement agencies. It also makes it clear that we take the threat of criminality and match fixing seriously”.
Rodger Holden, Crimestoppers’ Director of Development, said: “Our ongoing partnership with the Gambling Commission is vitally important in tackling gambling related crime and ensuring the industry’s integrity it maintained. With our anonymous service, we encourage anyone with information on gambling criminality to contact us, safe in the knowledge their identity will never be revealed. I am pleased we are able to offer this service, and look forward to our ongoing work with the Commission”.
To read the Gambling Commission press release, click here.