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Germany moves to criminalise betting-related sports corruption

13th March 2017 9:19 am GMT

German lawmakers have approved legislation to criminalise match-fixing and betting related fraud.

The legislation to criminalise betting-related manipulation of sport by athletes, trainers and officials was approved by the Bundestag on Thursday and establishes sanctions of up to five years imprisonment.

The Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV), the industry body for sports betting operators in Germany, welcomed the approval as an important step in protecting the integrity of sport and the interests of betting operators.

"The integrity of competition in [...]

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