The article discusses the topics of match-fixing and illegal betting in the context of football, as well as the criteria and standard of proof used by FIFA and CAS to sanction match-fixing. It outlines the definition and sanctions for match-fixing under the Spanish and the British regulatory framework. Lastly, it examines a recent case, the Lamptey case, which highlights the importance of monitoring sports betting data agencies and the standard of proof required by FIFA and CAS in judicial and arbitral proceedings.
What is Betting and How does it Threaten Football’s Integrity?
Gambling is the act of betting money, possessions, time or anything else on the outcome of something uncertain. The dilemma arises when the person who makes a bet knows the result or can influence it; in this scenario, the gamble ceases to make sense because it rigs the game and its uncertainty factor.
In order to prevent this, it is more than necessary for the relevant authorities to create regulations and sanctions so the players or members of the sports sphere do not act or leak information that may economically benefit third parties or even themselves.
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