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Introduction

The FA has a number of rules relating to betting which affect all players, managers, coaches, club medical staff and other Participants. The purpose of this guide is to tell you what they mean and how they affect you.

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Betting

Betting includes the backing and laying of outcomes of matches and competitions. It covers a wide range of bets, including in-play betting and doesn’t just cover the end result, for example, spread betting.

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Use of Inside Information

Inside information is information that you have become aware of through your involvement at your club or other clubs which is not publicly available, you are not allowed to use this information for betting purposes.

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What Is Match Fixing?

Match fixing is the arranging in advance of the outcome of a match, or of events within that match, usually for the purpose of making money, often from betting.

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Monitoring

You need to be aware that there is a great deal of monitoring of the betting markets. The football authorities work closely with specialist companies who are constantly reviewing data and betting patterns.

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Betting Key Contacts

As this section shows, there’s a lot to understand about Betting Regulations and it can sometimes seem complicated. If you are in any doubt, speak to your club staff, or contact The FA or PFA for more information at

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