The National Commission to Combat, the Manipulation of Spirts Competition and Betting Fraud (CONFAD), has Okayed the country’s plan to combat fraud in the gaming scene for the period 2020 to 2021.

The action plan will be under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and the commission is expected to continue its work under four main pillars; diagnosis and Analysis, awareness and disclosure, monitoring and control, as well as studying current operations and regulations.

The commission will bring together the General Directorate for Regulation of Gambling, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Spain’s Higher Council for Sports, the Civil and National Guard. The bodies will work with the Royal football federation, La Liga, Royal Spanish Tennis association, the Association of Spanish players, and major operators in the country, including Codere, Sportium, Bet365, as well as GVC Holdings.

The plan lays a framework of new measures that will be implemented between the period 2020 to 2021. Under Analysis and diagnosis, the policy stipulates the need to create awareness of the danger of corruption in the gaming scene.

To create more awareness in sports, all stakeholders are to be educated on current legal frameworks regarding sports betting fraud as well as the threats and risks it presents.

Concerning monitoring and control, CONFAD aims to increase oversight of all activities in operation. The channels of communication between those combating betting fraud will be enhanced to enable better control.

The plan also aims to guarantee that the legal framework properly ready to respond to development when they occur. The commission stated that continued update and review of regulations is essential, considering the change sports sector is experiencing driven by evolving technologies.


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