Cabinet approves bill to clamp down on match-fixing

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THE cabinet has approved a bill to stop the manipulation of sports events, including match fixing, with provisions for imprisonment and fines up to €200,000, the justice ministry announced on Monday.

The bill, which for the first time defines manipulating the outcomes of sporting events as a corruption offence, is the government’s attempt to improve investigative procedures into match fising and to introduce more effective punitive measures.

The justice ministry said the bill was necessary following “a constant flow of files concerning suspicious football matches by the Union of...


Cabinet approves bill to clamp down on match-fixing


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