Introductory Remarks

  • Ian S. Blackshaw
Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


Gambling is a significant global industry, which is worth around 0.6% of world trade, that is, around US$ 384 billion; and Gambling on the outcome of sports events is a very popular pastime for millions of people around the world, who combine a flutter with watching and enjoying their favourite sports. But, like any other human activity, sports betting is open to corruption and improper influence from unscrupulous sports persons, bookmakers and others who are out to make a quick—but substantial buck—unjustly and unfairly.


European Union Sport Event International Sport Popular Pastime Sport Betting 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian S. Blackshaw
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  1. 1.Court of Arbitration for Sport, ASSER International Sports Law CentreThe HagueThe Netherlands

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