The partnership between tipp3 and the Play Fair Code was established back in 2012 and sends an important message against match fixing.

The Play Fair Code

The Play Fair Code (Association for Protecting Integrity in Sport) was founded in May 2012 in a joint initiative by the Ministry of Sport, the Austrian Football Association and the Austrian Football League with the clear goal of raising awareness of the problem of match fixing. tipp3 – an important contributor to and enabler of the Play Fair Code back in 2012 – is an Extraordinary Member of the Play Fair Code Board.

Through the Play Fair Code initiative and the support of the Ministry of Sport, the Austrian Football Association and the Austrian Football League, Austria has become a pioneer in the prevention of match fixing in Europe.

>> Having another big sports betting company like tipp3 on board is extremely important to us. Anchoring tipp3 and all our partners from the sports betting sector in the Austrian Bookmakers Federation is absolutely critical because their commitment underscores the interest that is found across the industry for professionalism and integrity and harmonizes with the goals and purpose of the Play Fair Code.<< Günther Kaltenbrunner, President, Play Fair Code

>> “From the introduction of the Play Fair Code right through to the present day, we have actively contributed our extensive experience to the battle against match fixing. Our official membership is a sign of our continued commitment to actively supporting the Play Fair Code’s very successful approach.”<< Philip Newald, CEO, tipp3

In addition to the founding fathers, the Play Fair Code’s partner network includes the Austrian Skiing Federation, the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga and the ADMIRAL Basketball Bundesliga as Ordinary Members, the Austrian Federal Sports Organization (BSO), Austrian Lotteries, the Austrian Olympic Committee, the Austrian Bookmakers Federation and a number of sports betting operators as Extraordinary Members as well as many long-term sponsors who actively support the Play Fair Code.

Preventing match fixing through solid training

The extensive activities carried out by the Play Fair Code, and its training activities in particular, are primarily designed to raise awareness among, provide information to and educate the people involved – both on and off the field.

The Play Fair Code training courses focus above all on educating players, trainers and support staff on how the international betting mafia entices submissive parties to co-conspire in their criminal activities and on the consequences of participation in illegal match fixing.

As of June 2018, the Play Fair Code had provided training courses for over 12,000 participants from five different sports. These 400+ training courses were held in 20 different countries – further underlining the Play Fair Code’s international renown. Impressive numbers indeed, but by no means a justification to rest on its laurels: the Play Fair Code will – and must – continue its prevention work in the future.