Sports betting has become a truly global phenomenon, facilitated by new communication technologies. As a result, the development of deviances, from match-fixing to money laundering, has accelerated. This new reality has numerous implications, for both the regulation of this billion-dollar industry and the very integrity of sport, sport financing and betting operations.
Written by an international team of academic researchers and industry professionals, International Sports Betting explores the central concepts of integrity and deviance, governance and policy, as well as perennial issues linked to the gambling sector, such as regulatory responsibilities and the fight against gambling addiction. Unlike other treatments of the gambling industry, the book offers a multi-disciplinary sociological and managerial critique that goes beyond a traditional focus on law and regulation.
This is fascinating reading for any student, researcher or practitioner working in the areas of sport business, international business, international regulation, policy studies or gambling studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction - sports betting: a series of transversal challenges
Jean-Patrick Villeneuve and Martial Pasquier
1. Canada’s regulatory framework for sports betting: a fragmented reality
2. Multidimensional performance of sports betting operators
3. Cases of match-fixing in tennis and snooker
4. Match fixing and money laundering
5. Integrity challenges for protection of minors: Australian compromises on sports broadcasting betting advertising
Jean-Patrick Villeneuve is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. He also has appointments in Canada (ENAP), France (University of Pau) and China (UIBE). He currently sits on the Independent Expert Panel of the Open Government Partnership.
Martial Pasquier is Vice-Rector of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Professor of Public Management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP). He sits on numerous Boards and Foundation Councils.