Impact assessment

Impact assessment – Amendments to Schedule 6, Gambling Act 2005

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005 lists persons and bodies for the purpose of exchanging information with the Gambling Commission (GC). This…

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Schedule 6 of the Gambling Act 2005 lists persons and bodies for the purpose of exchanging information with the Gambling Commission (GC). This is an essential part of improving sports betting integrity because it allows information about suspicious betting patterns to be identified and dealt with to avoid or to prevent match fixing.

Under section 351 of the Gambling Act, the Secretary of State has the power to amend the Schedule.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has requested that it be added to Schedule 6 in advance of the London 2012 Games, in case threats to betting integrity arise during the course of the Games.

Further proposed amendments will update the Schedule with relevant Sports Governing Bodies.