Two trillion dollars.

This represents the amount of money wagered on sports annually around the world, and with the growing prevalence of online sports betting, that number is sure to grow.

It is estimated that the global wagers placed on Canadian sporting competitions every year amount to nearly C$20 billion. A single game in the Canadian Football League can generate upwards of $4 million in wagers.

The amount of betting on a sport is one of the most important underlying indicators of that sport’s risk profile as it relates to the threat of competition manipulation.

The greater the amount of money bet on sporting competitions, the greater the likelihood of competition manipulation. This increased risk places athlete safety and well-being at risk, and it starts to erode the public’s confidence in the integrity of the sporting competitions.

So, what is competition manipulation? What does it look like? Who does it? How does it happen? Can you protect yourself? And what does it mean for the present and future of sport in Canada?

In this 15-minute primer course, learn more about competition manipulation as well as the answers to these questions.

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