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Improvements to information sharing on suspicious betting activity

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Changes to come in ahead of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Gambling Commission will be able to share information with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on suspicious betting related activity under proposals announced today.

Currently, the Gambling Commission can only share limited information with sports governing bodies unless the body is specifically listed in the Gambling Act 2005. 

We are planning to amend this in order to add the IOC and we are also consulting on whether any additional sports bodies should also be included.

Take part in the consultation (closes 9 November 2011).

Improving standards

The changes will strengthen the ability of the IOC to receive and share information should any threats to betting integrity arise during the course of the Games. It will also ensure a system of best practice in the UK from which others can learn.

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