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Seminar on Sports Betting and Anti-Money Laundering

co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union, with the support of the European Economic and Social Committee

Brussels, Belgium
11 December 2012, 2 pm - 7 pm


This technical seminar gathered experts in sport policies, betting operations and the fight against money laundering to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and consider whether the field of sports betting activities should be investigated further as a risky sector with regards money laundering. The seminar also aimed at raising awareness of the current activities relating to the fight against money laundering among the different authorities, the sports movement and the betting operators and at considering the mutual benefit and the relevance of cooperation between betting regulatory authorities and authorities in charge of money laundering.


    ∑ Presentations

Opening of the seminar
TorbjÝrn FrÝysnes, Council of Europe

Pambos Stylianou, Chairman of the Cyprus Sports Organisation

Stanislas Frossard, EPAS

The risk of money laundering in the context of sports betting and match-fixing
Andreas Frank, Consultant

The risks, preventative measures and operational actions from the perspective of an international betting operator
David Norman, Money-laundering Reporting Officer

The risks, preventative measures and operational actions from the perspective of a national lottery
Thierry Pujol, La FranÁaise des Jeux

Assessment of the risks and experiences with sports betting from financial investigation units
Philippe de Koster, Vice-Chair of the Belgium FIU

The perspective of a service provider monitoring the sports betting market for sports organisations
Andreas Krannich, Sport Radar

Cyprus Sports Organisation