An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport

Volume III: Economic Crime in Sport

  • Wladimir Andreff

Part of the Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics book series (PAPISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 19-54
  3. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 55-90
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 119-123

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot forms the final part of Andreff's trilogy reviewing the economic aspects of criminal behaviour in sports. In this volume, Andreff focuses on the most economically significant manipulations jeopardising the future of current, modern, sport: rigged online sport betting and doping. The former is framed as a new business undertaken by global criminal networks linked to economic globalisation, whilst the latter discusses empirical evidence, definitions, regulations and various regional and sporting case studies. Andreff summarises by using game theory to propose a new incentive scheme that could act as a solution for addressing such criminal activity in future. 

Volumes I and II (available separately) address Sport Manipulations and Corruption in Sport respectively.

This book will be of interest to students, researchers and journalists in sports science, sports management and sports economics.


Economic crime in sport Human rights in sport Ethics in sport Globalisation of sport Online sport betting Doping in sport Sport integrity and credibility Match fixing Game theory in sports Fraudulent online sports betting and money laundering Sport governing bodies Surveillance and monitoring of online betting ‘Sportbet-Tobin’ tax Performance-enhancing drugs

Authors and affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28614-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28615-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6438
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6446
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