Gambling commission: “hockey players do not have to own matches guessed”


Kansspelcommissie: “Hockeyspelers hebben niet op eigen wedstrijden gegokt”

Belgian hockey players have not on own matches though. This is apparent from the examination of the gambling behavior of Belgian players by the gaming commission, report and the news is confirmed by spokeswoman of the Kansspelcommmissie Marjolein De Paepe. “There were no infringements on the legislation,” she says.

In January it became known that the gambling commission, an investigation was started into the possible gokpraktijken during the world cup of 2018 in the Indian Bhubaneswar, where the Red Lions to world champion crowned. Several newspapers reported then that the players gambled on the races. The Belgian hockey federation (KBHB) had declared that one or more reservespelers, who have not travelled to the world cup, gambling would have on world cup games.

The gambling commission has not only the players but also the staff checked, and came to the conclusion that there is no infringement was committed. The investigation of the hockeymannen was part of a systematic screening. “The controlecel screens playing various sports, and that controls are independent of messages about possible gokpraktijken,” says De Paepe.

“We have noticed that little attention is paid to raising awareness around gambling within the hockeywereld”, says The Line, which refers to the protocol with the Pro League around the monitoring of bets. “We can sports have nothing on you, but we would like more attention for the theme of this show, so the players informed about what is or is not.”