As sports betting prepares to take off, the CEO of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance is leading an effort to safeguard competition on the field. The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for legalized sports wagering will have profound impacts on the sports industry in the United States. Among the many concerns as sports organizations, betting regulators and host cities navigate the new landscape is how to protect the integrity of the competition on the field, which may be ripe for corruption or match-fixing when more money is at stake on the game. Leagues have also expressed an interest in collecting an “integrity fee”—a portion of the bets placed to help them monitor these issues—which has its own challenges. Fortunately, the Geneva-based Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA)…Continue Reading
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