Spain's gambling regulator detects potential match-fixing violations through SIGMA Unit, partners with National Police for investigation
Spain's gambling regulator, the DGOJ, has identified possible match-fixing violations through its SIGMA unit and will collaborate with the National Police for a criminal investigation
Spain's gambling regulator, the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ), has utilized its Global Betting Market Research Service (SIGMA) unit to identify potential instances of match-fixing violations.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has partnered with the General Directorate of the Police to conduct criminal investigations into these suspected match-fixing activities.
Under the agreement, the National Police will have access to the SIGMA database and will be responsible for investigating alerts related to sports events and betting.
SIGMA, established as part of Spain's gambling law reforms in October 2022, aims to facilitate cooperation among registered organizations to combat match-fixing and fraud by processing personal data.
A Monitoring Commission will be created by the DGOJ and DGP to oversee the initiative, with meetings scheduled annually or as required.
The agreement ensures the confidentiality of shared data and is valid for a four-year term.