The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) was established in 2012 to develop Britain's approach to protecting sport and sports betting being corrupted. It brings together representatives from sports governing bodies, betting operators, sport and betting trade associations, law enforcement and gambling regulation. The Forum is part of Britain's national platform to address the risks of match-fixing and threats to sports betting integrity.
The purpose of the Forum is to support and coordinate partners' individual and collective efforts in developing Britain's Action Plan for protecting integrity in sport and sports betting. It keeps pace with the increasing complexities, such as international influences, focusing on prevention, disruption and deterrents. This approach reflects the belief that match-fixing presents a major and continuing challenge for the governance, culture, reputation and operational capabilities of sports and sports betting operators.
The Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan was originally published in September 2015. It outlines Britain’s approach to addressing risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting. The Forum has committed to publishing an annual report on progress against the key priority actions.
The first Progress Report was published in January this year, closely followed by the publication of an updated version of the SBI Plan, which includes a new set of priorities.