Olympic Organizers To Finalize Illegal Gambling Measures

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A report in Reuters claims that Olympic organizers will meet with gaming industry representatives to finalize measures to prevent corruption during the 2012 Olympics in London.

The meeting between IOC, Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, the Gambling Commission and betting companies will take place on March 20th. Online betting exchange Betfair is set to be one of the gaming companies at the meeting and has previously agreed to share information with the IOC during the Olympics.

Betfair Public Affairs Manager Susannah Gill told Reuters that "The idea is to make sure that we all know who we are, the system of contact during the Olympics and what will happen if there are any issues. Ninety percent of the ground work is already there." I think with doping, sports have got their heads around that and are dealing with the issue. I think betting is something which has cropped up which they hadn't given as much thought to, particularly the world of online gambling."

Betting is banned for athletes that are participating in the Olympics.