Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary for the Ministry of the Interior has promised stronger controls to tackle match-fixing in sport in the face of growing criticism over a lack of effective methods of prevention.

At a conference to discuss the prevention of match-fixing, organised by operator association the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), Christian Democratic Unionist minister Ole Schröder said that his department will look to establish new controls to tackle manipulation in sport, focused on detecting players in breach of regulations.

“Only a criminal law, which identifies the manipulators on the pitch as perpetrators, can efficiently combat match-fixing in sport,” Schröder said.

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