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The build up to this year’s Super Bowl has been dominated by Deflate-gate, where 11 of the 12 balls used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game were found to be under inflated, 2 pounds under the required range.
The UK is not somewhere you associate with corruption and match-fixing. In fact with the recent licensing laws, this is one of the most reputable jurisdictions of all. They went a little further this week, not just to clean things up – but to add a layer of polish on top.
Behind this move was the British Football Association – which oversees football from professional down to grass roots level. They organized the first Sports Betting Integrity Forum, which was held in London this week with representatives of both the betting industry and leaders from a wide range of sports too.