The European Lotteries (EL) has called for the establishment of a specific agency to fight match fixing in Europe which would incorporate sporting bodies, national governments, international organisations, licensed gaming operators and police forces.

Speaking at the first European Lotteries Sustainable Gambling Conference in the European Parliament on Tuesday, EL president Friedrich Stickler said that sport in Europe was “threatened by wide and deep networks working with criminal organisations and operating with complex techniques.”

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