Spelinspektionen Exchanges Experience with Finland in the Match-Fixing Council According to the Macolin Convention

December 11, 2023 | Sports Betting

SWEDEN (December 8, 2023) —  Spelinspektionen (The Swedish Gambling Authority) coordinates the Match-Fixing Council, which is to promote strategic and operational collaboration in matters of countering match-fixing and corresponds to Sweden’s national platform according to the Macolin Convention.

At this third and last meeting of the year on December 5, representatives from Finland’s national platform visited to listen, discuss and share their experiences.

Exchanging experiences and, to the extent possible, cooperating between countries against match-fixing is important, as it is often a cross-border problem and national platforms can have similar challenges,” says Samuel Wahlberg, coordinator against match-fixing at the Gambling Inspectorate.

During the day, there was also a presentation of Sportradar Integrity Services, which is a global provider of, among other things, integrity services to detect and investigate match-fixing.

Sweden’s government has announced that the Gambling Inspectorate will become such a national platform as is required to meet the requirements of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of results in sports, the so-called Macolin Convention.

It will mean a deepened and more operationally oriented collaboration. In order to counteract match-fixing, it is important that suspicions can be spread so that the actors concerned can use the tools that are available,” comments head of department Patrik Gustavsson.

In consultation with the Match-Fixing Council’s representatives, the Gambling Inspectorate is currently preparing to operate this platform for sharing suspicions.

Read more about the Match-Fixing Council and the Swedish Gambling Authority’s work against match-fixing

SOURCE: Spelinspektionen.

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