The Norwegian Culture Ministry has established a new specialist unit that will work to combat match-fixing in the country.
The new unit, which will become part of the country’s Lotteritilsynet national regulatory body, will collect and analyse information linked to potential match-fixing activities.
Lotteritilsynet will work in partnership with various gambling operators in the country such as Norsk Tipping as well as the Norwegian Football Federation.
Lotteritilsynet has been involved with anti-match-fixing activities for some time and already has experience in this sector but will now draw upon the knowledge and expertise of its partners to help boost its effort further.
The move comes after Scandinavian neighbour Sweden last year launched an investigation into match-fixing in the country in an effort to establish how the system works and who it involves.
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