|Betfair has joined forces with the Rugby Football League to combat corruption in the sport.|
In a deal similar to that agreed with the Jockey Club, the International Cricket Council and the Football Association, the move represents a move forward for rugby league.
The sport was shaken this year after two players bet on their own team to lose – operating officer Nigel Wood believes the new partnership will make a difference.
'Whilst we do not believe inappropriate betting is a major problem in the sport, it is important to take advantage of enhanced monitoring of the betting markets to prevent and discourage any persons considering it.'
Betfair is the largest online betting exchange, allowing users to act as punters or layers in a variety of markets.