The Sports Betting Integrity Forum was launched on Monday, with FA Director of Football Governance and Regulation Darren Bailey acting as co-chair.
Among the the topics on the agenda where how British sport can further enhance and develop the existing comprehensive measures for preventing match-fixing and corruption.
The UK Government-backed Forum brings together representatives from sports governing bodies, betting operators, sport and betting trade associations, law enforcement and gambling regulation.
It is part of Britain’s Action Plan to address the risks of match-fixing other threats to sports betting integrity.
Today’s launch event at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in London, will see the Forum setting out its role in addressing the risk from match-fixing to the integrity of sport and sports betting and protecting Britain’s reputation for being a safe place to enjoy both.
It will also demonstrate in broad terms the roles of the partner organisations in Britain’s plans to address the threats and identify priority actions.
The FA’s Director of Football Governance and Regulation Darren Bailey, co-chair of the Forum, said: “British sport and its partner organisations take the matter of integrity with the utmost seriousness.
"The establishment of the Forum further demonstrates our long-term commitment to do all we can to protect the integrity of British sport, through working together, sharing best practice and learning from each other and other agencies.
“The establishment of the Forum further demonstrates our long-term commitment to do all we can to protect the integrity of British sport”
"We recognise the potential threat to the integrity of sport in this country and are never complacent on this issue.
“The Forum will help build on the current achievements at an organisational and national level, including amongst other things, developing further on the intelligence; strengthening the preventative measures within sports and betting organisations to raise awareness of the threats; and coordinating policy at a national and international level.”
The Sports Betting Integrity Forum: Current membership
The Forum is chaired by member representatives and currently comprises the following organisations:
Sport governing bodies
British Horse Racing Authority
England and Wales Cricket Board
The Football Association
Greyhound Board of Great Britain
Rugby Football League
Rugby Football Union
Tennis Integrity Unit
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Sport and betting trade associations
Association British Bookmakers
The Remote Gambling Association
Professional Players Federation
Association of Chief Police Officers
National Crime Agency