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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Ongoing Serie A, La Liga, All English Football, Champions League Thread

Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
I think the issue is that with lower profile games the unusual amounts of money involved would itself attract suspicion while it wouldn't necessarily be a big deal for worldwide gambling on a major match.
True, but all the same the bigger the game, the more scrutiny it will get if the ref's (or players) do anything too fishy, especially if the bookies report what they see as 'unusual' betting patterns regarding the result as well (think that's partly how this current lot have come to light?)

I would imagine it depends on the type of bets being placed though: Correct scores would be difficult to rely on depending on how the match goes, and if they put too much money on it, and it comes in on the back of some dodgy decisions or dodgy play, that will raise alarms from the bookies.

But draws or simply one side winning would be a good deal easier to pull off without raising eyebrows too much.

Would still be problematic though if the team backed against keeps putting the ball in the net and the ref has to keep disallowing them, or the team bet to win can't hit the target at all for example. I'd guess this is where having both officials and players in on the fix for the game would come in.

Originally Posted by spidey-dude View Post
I think theres probably plenty they havent even got the feintest whisper of
Oh I'm sure there are. This is just the tip of an iceberg that's been around for some time and they will never get to in full.

Originally Posted by Darthphere View Post
I'm not sure how I'd take it if that cretin gets named...

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