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Gambling in Tennis

Chrissy 2023-09-09 23:52:39 

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The briefing took place in a conference room at the federal prosecutor’s office. A strange tip had arrived from Belgium’s gambling commission.
Officials had noticed irregular wagers on obscure tennis matches played around the world. The bets were made in small towns in the Flemish countryside. The gamblers appeared to be acting on inside information; they consistently won even when they bet against steep odds.

At the time, the finding seemed mundane. But it would later help unravel the largest match-fixing scandal in the history of tennis — the world’s most manipulated sport, according to investigators and betting regulators.
Nicolas Borremans, a 45-year-old police investigator based in the Flanders region of Belgium, looked around the conference room. He could tell that none of his colleagues wanted the case. Sports-related investigations were often dismissed as insignificant. This one — revolving around a few small wagers — was a particularly tough sell. But Borremans believed that the links between sports gambling and organized crime were strengthening in Belgium. And there was something intriguing about this set of facts

Overthrow 2023-09-10 11:39:38 

For years tennis has been the most corrupt sport involving match fixing. Boxing is not even close in terms of how widespread match fixing exists. The ITF consistently looks the other way.

Chrissy 2023-09-10 12:51:25 

In reply to Overthrow
Take a good look at cricket. Study why rules were written.
Look at today’s sponsors.

With all these lickit leagues there will be a major scandal soon and very soon.

Overthrow 2023-09-10 15:25:11 

In reply to Chrissy

View articles by ITIA, tennis is only second to American Football in sports betting. So far in 2023 46 tennis players sanctioned for match fixing.

hubert 2023-09-10 15:33:36 

In reply to Overthrow

Never had tennis on my radar in this regard so this is very shocking to me..and I thought
cricket was bad with all the white ball leagues around. Wow.

I better wake up.


Overthrow 2023-09-10 16:06:53 

In reply to hubert

Cricket does not even make the top ten with respect to corruption and match fixing in sports.

hubert 2023-09-10 17:54:19 

In reply to Overthrow

Thanks. That's very nice to know as this sports was most of us first love.