Challenging Standard Economics and Policies

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


Standard economics of crime is at bay in the face of such a phenomenon as criminal networks operating in online sports betting-related match-fixing. Another economic model is elaborated on which proceeds with inter-acting the downstream sports betting market with an upstream illegal match-fixing market which emerges under given preconditions. In the light of this more complex model are discussed different tools to combat online sports betting-related match-fixing: surveillance and monitoring of online sports betting, international initiatives to save sport integrity, public regulation of domestic online sports betting (prohibition, state monopoly, criminalisation, legalisation, and liberalisation), property rights and privatisation of sporting outcomes, and international taxation of online sports betting (a Sportbet-Tobin tax).


Online sports betting Match-fixing Economics of crime Inter-acting markets model Surveillance Sport integrity Regulation Property rights Privatisation International tax 


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

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