Fighting match-fixing Match-fixing
is one of Sisal’s main targets in the fight against illegal gaming.
In 2016, Sisal continued to pursue the activities set out in the “Anti match-fixing formula” project headed by the sports unit of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office. In particular, it contributed to the implementation of the PRECRIMBET project, which has the aim of preparing a white paper on criminal infiltration of the sport betting sector.
The project is funded by the European Commission
and in it Sisal is joined by many different players, including the University of Hamburg, the Danish Gambling Authority, French legal firm Clairance Avocats, the University of Liverpool and Christian Kalb with CK Consulting.
One of the main results to emerge from the project is that bets placed with unlicensed operators
in the consumer’s home country are among the main factors contributing to the growth of the match-fixing phenomenon. This conclusion will provide guidance for Sisal’s work towards more effective and efficient solutions in the fight against illegal gaming.
In December 2016, Sisal presented a report on its participation in the “Anti match-fixing formula” project
at the “Sports Integrity Conference”, which forms part of the broader framework of the International Sports Convention. At the event, Sisal also presented its prevention, monitoring and reporting framework, the Sisal Sports Betting Integrity Risk Management system.
Fighting online fraud
Be careful with email!
The most common technique used to commit online fraud is phishing, which involves sending false emails to steal banking credentials. The emails to look out for are impersonal, contain links to domains other than the Sisal website and ask you to enter your credentials. If you aren’t confident about an email that appears to have been sent by Sisal, contact us to make sure.
Don’t use file sharing programs
File sharing and peer-to-peer software grants access to your computer to other users, including those with malicious intent...
Don’t let your browser automatically save your passwords
When you are asked if you want to save a password you’ve just entered, always selected the ‘No’ option. If the password is stored, it can easily be used by someone else who gains possession of your computer. It is a good idea not to use passwords that are obvious or identical to your username and to remember to change them periodically.
Antivirus software and regular updates are essential
It is vital to install antivirus and antispyware software and to keep your operating system up-to-date if you want to remain protected.