Sports betting turnover in Australia was over $10B in 2016/17, growing 15% year on year, but unfortunately there have been a number of incidents across multiple codes in Australian sport over recent years where athletes have been banned for betting on the outcome of matches.
This week Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of Premier League betting rules – The charge relates to the period of January 2018 and according to reports, Sturridge has been stung for betting on transfers of players and managers and is believed to have used a third party. The 29-year-old could now face a fine and lengthy ban depending on the severity of the incident…..
So what does all this mean to the future of sports betting in Australia…..whilst gambling continues to thrive as an ingrained part of Australian culture, are we doing enough as an industry to maintain the integrity of sport through deterring, detecting and responding to corrupt behaviour?
Stuart Taggart from Envision joined Christian Jantzen to discuss.
Listen to the full interview below: