INTERPOL-led Operation during the FIFA World Cup Raises Questions about Illegal Gambling’s Role in International Soccer

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Author: 
Robert Williams
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

From July 1 to July 13, 2014, Interpol engaged in a coordinated operation targeting illegal gambling across Asia coinciding with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and resulting in 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $12 million. It is INTERPOL’s latest effort to combat illegal gambling in sports and protecting the integrity of soccer.