Online betting site Betway has announced that they have signed an agreement with the Professional Players Federation to work on helping combat match fixing.
The agreement will see Betway contributing to educational efforts to teach players about match fixing, particularly by funding tutors and e-learning programs on the act. The programs will be made available to more than 5,000 sportsmen and women in the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the agreement Betway CEO Richard Akitt said, “Sport in the UK has a phenomenal record of stamping out match fixing, but we are all aware of the dangers and temptations that young professional sportspeople face. We therefore look forward to supporting the vital work the Professional Players Federation carries out for many years to come."
“Education for athletes is one of the best defences against the threat of match fixing and it’s great to see another leading betting company supporting this important work. Betway’s support will enable us to expand the reach of our education work to include more sports and reach more athletes."
“This is a great example of how sport and the betting industry can work productively together to help protect British sport so that we can enhance and protect the UK’s reputation for sporting excellence, integrity and fair play.”