GVC Holdings, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Professional Players Federation (PPF), the organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and developing the collective interests of professional sportspeople in the UK.
The new partnership will see GVC contribute to sports betting integrity educational initiatives undertaken by the PPF to support the professional player associations in the United Kingdom. There are over 17,500 professional athletes in the UK and the new partnership will help to ensure that all players from netball to darts to football are educated about sports betting integrity.
The support provided by GVC will help fund tutor training, team educational visits and e-learning programmes in a range of different sports targeting young players and senior professionals.
David Foster, GVC’s Head of Regulatory Affairs said: “British sport is amongst the most respected in the world and is intrinsically linked to our business. That is why we believe it is important that we play our part to guard against the dangers and temptations that young professional sportspeople may face.
“We are therefore delighted to partner with the Professional Players Federation and look forward to supporting the vital work they carry out. Sportsmen and women in the UK are watched throughout the world and GVC is delighted to support the PPF’s work protecting sporting integrity.”
PPF Chairman Brendon Batson OBE said: “We are thrilled to welcome GVC to the partnership to promote sports betting integrity in the UK. Education is one of the best defences against the threat of match fixing and it’s great to see another leading betting company supporting this important work.
“GVC’s support will enable us to expand our education to include more sports and reach more athletes with a special emphasis on young players.
“The partnership is a great example of how sport and the betting industry are working together protect British sport and its reputation for integrity.”