Canadian Sports Face Risk of Match Manipulation Based on Betting Exposure

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 21, 2019) – Canadian sports face integrity risks based on the betting exposure of their competitions and the amounts wagered on each game, according to data just released by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). Sportradar Integrity Services estimates that betting exposure totals almost $20 billion CAD annually, with the most popular Canadian-based events among bettors attracting as much as $40 million CAD in wagers per game globally. And based on the current regulatory climate, many Canadian sports can expect to see wagering increase.

The data comes in the lead-up to the 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport, held in Toronto on April 24-25, 2019, co-hosted by McLaren Global Sport Solutions (MGSS) and the CCES. It was compiled by the symposium’s presenting sponsor: Sportradar Integrity Services, whose director Andy Cunningham will be elaborating on the Canadian sports betting and integrity landscape at the Symposium.

The full program details how symposium sessions will build upon an exploration of the issues, followed by presentations of best practices internationally and in pro sports, culminating in a proposed Canadian approach.

The registration deadline for the 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport is approaching quickly. Register by April 12 to make sure you don’t miss the first conference in Canada to deal with match manipulation and sport gambling.

Symposium Details

Location: The Globe and Mail Centre, 1600-351 King St E, Toronto ON

Date: April 24-25, 2019


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About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

About MGSS

MGSS ensures leading industry solutions and best practices to sports clients specifically focused on implementing strong sport management infrastructure. MGSS is a highly specialized sport consulting firm focused on mitigating risks related to ethics and governance within organizations. Our mission is to help sports organizations protect and enhance their brand, navigate difficult organizational issues related to ethics, governance and integrity, and inform strategic business decisions.

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