Sweden’s National Council for Crime Prevention has released a first-of-its kind report on the prevalence of match-fixing in the country, and called on the government to protect sports by limiting the types of bets allowed when it re-regulates the gaming market.

The report by Brottsförbyggande rådet (Bra) looked at 40 cases of alleged match-fixing as part of an investigation to discover how it was carried out and what measures could be taken to reduce the problem.

Conducted with the support of the Swedish Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet), the Swedish Football Association and state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel, the report said that the instigators of match-fixing were more likely to be individuals and criminal networks outside of sports.

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