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Social values impaired by the manipulation of sports and betting events: the case of the Republic of Moldova

Gheorghe Reniță ()
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Gheorghe Reniță: State University of Moldova, Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2019, vol. 10(1), 181-197

Abstract: This paper identifies the values (and, implicitly, the social relations hence generated) defended against the manipulation of sports and betting events. Consequently, in the Republic of Moldova, the manipulation of sports and betting events is classified as a specific criminal offence. Under the Criminal Code of the Republic of Moldova, such an offence involves encouraging, influencing or instructing a participant in a sports event or a participant in a betting event to take acts that would produce a flawed effect on that particular event with the purpose to unduly derive goods, services, privileges or advantages of any kind for oneself or for another person. Sports events as well betting events shall be honest, unpredictable and carried out as per the principle of fair play. The author found that these values are impaired by the manipulation of a sports event or by the manipulation of betting events. Moreover, this criminal offence alienates supporters/fans from such events. Finally, the offence in question has repercussions on business activities performed in conjunction with sports events and with other kinds of events offering the possibility to make bets.

Keywords: match-fixing; sport; betting; fair play; Republic of Moldova (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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