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The issues with match fixing boil down to fraud from multiple areas. Most sports get some sort of break from the government in order help them keep afloat. This could be as simple as tax breaks or protections from anti-trust laws when they are the only league for that sport in the country. Because of this they are held to higher standards There is the issue ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Talk to an actual lawyer trained in the jurisdiction you care about if this is important to you. This is going to vary a bit between legal jurisdictions, but in England and Wales the fact that both parties have consented to the fight is important. There are limits to this (R vs Brown is the most notable case; the details are ...


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In the case of the NHL, this is definitely covered by the CBA, in particular section 18-A.2: Whenever the Commissioner determines that a Player [...] has been or is guilty of conduct (whether during or outside the playing season) that is detrimental to or against the welfare of the League or the game of hockey, he may discipline such Player in any or all ...


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But...Could there be legal consequences outside the game for such a blatant foul? Absolutely. Laws are not suspended when somebody steps onto a football field. Perhaps the most famous incident of this type was when Duncan Ferguson headbutted John McStay; Ferguson was jailed for three months for assault. Why do these not apply in deliberate fouls of the ...


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Yes, as stated in the other answers, a foul can have legal consequences. To add another example: Dutch Sparta Rotterdam player Rachid Bouaouzan was taken to court for battery and subsequently sentenced a six-month conditional jail sentence. This happened after he had broken another player's leg with a horrific tackle. He had to pay compensation to Kokmeijer, ...


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Punishment for serious fouls extend beyond the match and beyond the competition. It may even affect the player when playing with his team (besides the national selection) and therefore impairing his ability to make money as a professional player. For example, in Luís Suárez was found guilty of biting another player in the 2014 World Cup. For several months, ...


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While the suggestion that this question could be asked at all is a little baffling you only really need to look as far as The Disgrace of Gijon for proof of why match fixing should be illegal even if you take the bookmakers out of the picture. If you were Austrian or West German would you be proud of these actions? If you Algerian would you be happy ...


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In the UK we have various ways to gamble on sports - many bookmakers allow bets on horse racing, football, rugby, whether Christmas will have snow, whether a meteorite will fall out of the sky - in short, pretty much anything. This is a very strongly regulated industry - with a range of checks to ensure gambling rings don't influence individual players or ...


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Sport betting in most of the world usually prohibited by law but each country or state has it own rules and regulations regarding betting and can choose to make it legal. But this vast industry of sports betting has found ways to survive in an orderly way by some authorities. The most familiar way is a government gambling authority. The main purpose of ...


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As Philip sir said it is going to vary a bit between legal jurisdictions, but for Australia it is legal if they adhere to the Combat Sports Act 1987 and the Combat Sport Regulations 2013. Combat Sports Commission implement and oversee these act and regulation. Quebec also has Regulation respecting combat sports Act respecting safety in sports Ontario ...


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