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Impact of Sports Betting and Corruption: Reflections from Uganda

  • Mulema Mukasa Richard
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on Uganda as one country with the insidious threat of sports betting and corruption with all its attendant manifestations. It seeks to examine how the national laws have sought to, or have failed to, regulate sports betting and gaming; how far have the sports bodies been ready to handle this affliction? Have the socio-economic factors contributed to this nascent problem? How has the impact of globalization, liberalization of trade markets, information age and consumerism been? How have the people’s cultural dispositions been conducive to this malaise? Finally, some recommendations for the future are presented in the conclusion section.

Keywords

Money Laundering Organize Crime Group Fair Play National Team Sport Discipline 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This chapter has been prepared for presentation at the Plenary Session of the Interpol Global Academic Experts Meeting for Integrity In Sport, Singapore, 2012, and its research was made possible further to this global campaigns to strengthen integrity in sport.

I am heartily thankful for the opportunity to be part of this. I am grateful as well to Mr. Allan Kyobe Ssempebwa, for the help extended in conducting some of the interviews that greatly enriched this study.

List of Acronyms

AFCON

Africa Cup of Nations

CAS

Court of Arbitration for Sport

CAF

Confederation of African Football

CECAFA

Council of East and Central African Football Associations

CESAFA

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations

COMESA

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

EAC

East African Community

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

ESAAMLG

Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group

FA

Football Association

FIFA

Federation of International Football Associations

FIBA

Federation of International Basketball Associations

FMU

Federation of Motorsport Clubs in Uganda

FUBA

Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations

FUFA

Federation of Uganda Football Associations

IAAF

International Association of Athletics Federations

ICC

International Cricket Council

IOC

International Olympic Committee

ITF

International Tennis Federation

NAFUSO

The National Association of Friends of Ugandan Soccer

NCS

National Council of Sports

NUFFA

National Union of Football Fans Associations

SADC

Southern African Development Community

UABF

Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation

UCA

Uganda Cricket Association

UFA

Uganda Footballers Association

UOC

Uganda Olympic Committee

USL

Uganda Super League

ZIFA

Zimbabwe Football Association

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Further Reading

  1. Corruption: How to Preserve the Integrity of Sport.Google Scholar
  2. Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group, ESAAMLG Report, 2007; Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, Republic of Uganda.Google Scholar
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  4. Electronic Transactions Act, No. 8 of 2011Google Scholar
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  6. FIFA Statutes, July 2012Google Scholar
  7. IRIS, University of Salford (Manchester) and CCLS (Universite de Pekin) 2012; Sports Betting and Corruption: How to Preserve the Integrity of Sport.Google Scholar
  8. Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Cape Town & Peace and Security Institute of Africa (PSIA), Kampala, Report, 2009; Report of the Anti-Money Laundering Workshop, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, 14th – 16th December, 2009.Google Scholar
  9. Mulema Mukasa Richard, 2012: Football Administration Structures in Uganda and The Need for Reforms.Google Scholar
  10. The Anti-Money Laundering Bill, No. 13 of 2009.Google Scholar
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  19. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development: Guide for Application for Gaming and Pool Betting Licence.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.M/s Kigozi Ssempala Mukasa Obonyo (KSMO) AdvocatesKampalaUganda

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