Gambling regulator buttons up to fight match-fixing in Dutch sports

Gambling regulator buttons up to fight match-fixing in Dutch sports

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  • Viktor Kayed, SBC News
January 18, 2024 4:15 PM
  • Viktor Kayed, SBC News

The Dutch sports betting market has been placed under surveillance by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the country’s gaming authority, to root out potential match-fixing in amateur sports competitions.

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According to the national legislation on sports betting, “gambling providers who offer betting on sports competitions are not allowed to do so for just every match”.

This is why a number of providers based in the Netherlands have shared information at the request of the KSA that examines bets placed on a number of matches played by amateur teams. The watchdog’s conclusion found that, “identification and analysis need significant improvement”.

A competition of particular interest for the authority was the TOTO KNVB Cup, which is one of the oldest football leagues in the Netherlands.