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A Data Analysis of Outcomes in FA Betting Cases - Alastair Campbell, Partner, LEVEL - E117

A Data Analysis of Outcomes in FA Betting Cases - Alastair Campbell,  Partner,  LEVEL  - E117
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Alastair is an experienced litigation lawyer for LEVEL, who acts on behalf of sophisticated clients in all forms of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on sports law and arbitration. He has acted on a broad range of commercial disputes, advising clients on complex issues – from contractual matters to questions of public law – across multiple jurisdictions. He has experience in advisory work and has extensive knowledge of regulatory structures in football.

He has written several articles for LawInSport with the latest being an analysis of the FA's past betting cases and has appeared as a speaker for LawInSport conferences including the Football Law Digital Conference 2021.

In this interview Alastair talks to Sean Cottrell about:

  • 2:04 – Why he decided to analyse these betting cases

  • 5:15 – His rationale behind regulations covering bets across all football matches and not just those that involve the participant

  • 6:59 – An explanation of categories 5 and 6 of betting cases

  • 7:50 – Which were the most prominent categories out of the published cases in terms of quantity

  • 11:03 – Other trends that he spotted during his analysis

  • 14:05 – Participants having addiction problems

  • 16:17 – Participants who were unaware of the regulations

  • 19:45 – His views on there being no provisions in place for betting on draws

  • 23:23 – Call for feedback on article and final thoughts on the FA's regulations

Alastair has written an article with a more detailed analysis of the FA's betting cases here:

A Data Analysis Of Outcomes In FA Betting Cases


We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

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