Gangs stay ahead in sport’s illegal gambling war


LONDON: Gangs are using instant messenger services to pass on match information to illegal gamblers and sport needs to act to catch up, the head of world cricket’s anti-corruption united told Agence France-Presse. Ronnie Flanagan, former chief constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and its successor the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), said sports criminals are also crossing into new sports having already become a thorn for cricket, football and tennis. Gangs have long stationed agents at cricket and football matches to try and get game information for illegal bets.



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