Hungarian Sports Writers Association continues the fight against illegal betting
BUDAPEST, September 23,2011 -The Hungarian Sports Writers Association will host an international symposium on Illegal betting on September 27, in Budapest.
World soccer governing body FIFA, UEFA, International Olympics Committee as well as AIPS have been on the forefront of spreading the message against illegal betting.
Risto Nieminen, President of World Lottery Association will address the Hungarian symposium on the Match-fixing scandals around the world with European Sport Security Association Board member Antonio Costanzo, addressing the gathering on the contribution of the Sports betting operators in protecting sports against illegal betting.
AIPS President Gianni Merlo will focus on the role the media plays in highlighting match fixing scandals.
On the Hungarian front ,Németh Iván, who is the country's representative of Remote Gambling Association will look at the effects of free and regulated markets and issues concerning Internet betting while Czene Attila, State Secretary of Sports of the Hungarian Government will detail the steps being taken regionally to clean the sports.
The international forum will be preceded by the Annual General Assembly of Hungarian Sport writers Association on September 26.
Programme of events- Tuesday, 27. September 2011
Venue: Home of MTVA, Budapest, III. ker Kunigunda útja 64.
Dobor Dezső, HSWA Vice President
Welcome note by Pajor-Gyulai László, President of HSWA
Welcome speech by Szabó László, MTVA Communication Director
Introduction by Bánki Erik, President of Sports and Tourism Commission of the Hungarian Parliament
Match-fixing scandals around the world by Risto Nieminen, President of World Lottery Association
Responsible organizer to defend clean sport by Dr. Szentpétery Kálmán, President and CEO of Szerencsejáték Zrt.
Responsibility of media concerning match-fixing by Gianni Merlo, President of AIPS
Sports betting operators contribution to the protection of sport integrity by Antonio Costanzo, Board member of ESSA (European Sport Security Association)
Effects of free and regulated markets and issues concerning Internet betting by Németh Iván, Hungarian representative of Remote Gambling Association
European steps to clean sports by Czene Attila, State Secretary of Sports of the Hungarian Goverment