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Danish regulator assumes match-fixing responsibilities

| By Zak Thomas-Akoo
Anti-Doping Denmark's national anti-match fixing platform has become the responsibility of the country's gaming regulator, Spillemyndigheden.

According to the regulator, this reorganisation means the gambling authority will become a “knowledge and information centre” in the fight against match-fixing.

The body will assume responsibility for StopMatchfixing, which is a service which allows individuals anonymously to report instances of suspected match-fixing.   

As the secretariat of the of the platform, Spillemyndigheden will coordinate a number of different forums under the platform. The regulator is to be given authority to analyse information about suspicious bets and pass on information to the relevant national and international authorities and organisations.

“It’s a very important task and a big responsibility that I’m glad we’ve been given,” said Spillemyndigheden director Anders Dorph. “Since we will be getting data on betting on events across operators licensed in Denmark, it makes perfect sense that we are also the ones with the coordinating and unifying function.”

In addition to the regulator’s new coordination and investigative responsibilities, it will also be expected to collaborate internationally with other organisations engaged in similar work abroad.

“We will have a major focus on collaborating with national platforms in other countries,” added Dorph. “It will be completely natural for us, as we have close cooperation with gambling authorities all over the world and international cooperation is something we already value highly.”

The decision to move the secretariat was a consequence of a February 2022 political agreement among all parliamentary parties in Denmark.

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