Fundamental Rules


Criminality in competition and match-fixing have become a global threat of sports and threaten to damage the fundamental characteristics of sports, the credibility, the fairness and the integrity of sports.

  1. Ineligible sports betting:

    Players and Team Staff must not bet on AHL games and on games of any AHL team in other championships (e.g. Continental Cup / CHL).

  2. Compulsory registration of possible game manipulations:

    Every participant of a team (players, team staff etc.) in the AHL has to register possible game manipulations. Therefore it is obligatory establishing a confidant within the club.

  3. Commitment of instructions for prevention of game manipulation:

    Especially there has to be a youth program of instructions in prevention of game manipulation. 

  4. Bribery:

    A person who offers, promises or grant an illegal advantage to any official functionary of the AHL, the federation or a club, to a game official or a player or a third party directly or indirectly in order that this person violates the regulations will be punished according to the penalty catalogue.

    A person who is asking, accepts, promises or grant any kind of illegal advantage for him-self or a third party or does not report any attempt immediately to the appropriate federation will be punished in the same way.

    Offense under this provision shall lapse after 5 years, unless a longer criminal statute of limitations exists, otherwise the longer criminal statute of limitations applies.