Spokesmen

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HANDBALL

Preserving and ensuring integrity and fairness within all sports competitions is a fundamental principle held by the FFHB.

We have always fought against any and all infringements to these principles, notably through an appropriate regulatory framework which covers the issue of sports betting.

 

Since 12th May 2010 when the new law introduced on the opening of competition and the regulation of the online gambling sector, FFHB and LNH have strengthened their regulations to prevent conflicts of interest and to fight against fraud.

The full official texts are available on the FFHB and LNH websites.

PROHIBITIONS

Any participant in a competitive match of handball is prohibited from:

  • betting of any kind (online or cash) on a handball competition,
  • passing on any information about a competition to a third party, before this knowledge has been made available to the public,
  • making predictions on sporting competitions when involved with a sports betting operator or when the odds are sponsored by an operator,
  • holding a stake in an operator that offers betting on handball,
  • being involved in any action meant to change the normal and fair running of a competition or a match.

CONCERNED PARTIES

Below is a list of all persons involved in a competition organized or authorized by the LNH or FFHB. This means any person (physically or morally) licensed or affiliated with the FFHB who participates directly or through a link of any kind whatsoever in a handball competition open to betting.

 

This list of participants has been developed jointly by the LNH and FFHB and concerns:

  • players from Lidl Starligue, Proligue, LFH and the French national teams,
  • technical and medical supervisors,
  • elected officials and members of commissions from the FFHB and LNH,
  • managers and employees of professional clubs,
  • referees and officials,
  • agents,
  • elected officials and employees of the players union (AJPH) of coaches (7Master) and clubs (UCPH and UPCD1F),
  • personnel of FFHB, LNH, regional leagues and departmental committees.

COMPETITIONS

France:

  1. Division 1 (male and female) and Division 2 (male) championships
  2. League Cup (male and female)
  3. Champions Trophy (male)
  4. French Cups (male and female), from the last 16

 

International:

  1. World and European Championships including qualification matches (male and female)
  2. Men's professional leagues in Spain (Liga Asobal) and Germany (Bundesliga)
  3. Men's and women's European Cups (Champions League, EHF Cup, Cup Winners Cup and Challenge Cup)
  4. Olympic Games and Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (male and female)
  5. Golden League (male and female)

DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

All prohibitions referred to in federal legislation, when violated, are subject to disciplinary sanctions.

Currently, the disciplinary rules of the LNH and FFHB are as follows:

 

Offender 1st Offence 1st Reoffence 2nd Reoffence
Sanction Probation period Sanction Probation period Sanction
Manager, Referee, Official, Player, Agent 2 years max 1 year Striking off 3 years  
Club €30,000 max 1 year €60,000 max 3 years Striking off

OPERATORS AUTHORISED TO OFFER SPORTS BETTING ON HANDBALL

Operator Authorized since … Website
October 2010 www.parionsweb.fr
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November 2010 www.bwin.fr
www.sajoo.fr
November 2010 www.betclic.fr
November 2010 www.pmu.fr
November 2010 www.eurosportbet.fr
www.unibet.fr
November 2010 www.france-pari.fr
September 2011 www.netbet.fr
www.netbetsport.fr
June 2012 www.joaclub.fr
www.joaonline.fr
October 2013 www.genybet.fr
May 2014 www.zebet.fr
September 2014 www.winamax.fr
October 2016 www.betstars.fr