Australia’s New South Wales has passed new legislation which will allow sporting bodies greater powers to combat match-fixing in sport, with betting operators having to enter into integrity agreements with sports controlling bodies.

Troy Grant, NSW’s Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, said that the state’s Liberals and Nationals Government was determined to ensure that the integrity of its sports were protected.

“Our changes will ensure sporting bodies can determine what level and kind of bets they want to occur on their respective events and indeed whether betting should occur at all,” said Grant. “If a betting agency does not enter into an integrity agreement with the relevant sporting controlling body they will be unable to offer betting products on those events.”

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