Thursday, 7 May 2009

College sports have their own match-fixing problems

Or should I say point-shaving, as that makes it sound cleaner? With American sports betting all being about the points spread, this does make it much, much easier to get away with manipulating a result.

Sports bribery charged in University of Toledo scandal

Also worth noting at the bottom of the article, the same two crooks faces charges for race-fixing, yet the law they are prosecuted under is 'wire fraud'. How about robbing other gamblers of a fair contest??

More on point-shaving from Xavi of OpenSports blog

While you keep gambling underground and unregulated, this stuff is bound to happen and continue to happen.

1 comment:

  1. College hoops is the easiest sport to fix. Plenty of games, mostly involving little schools only gamblers have heard of. Players are never going to go pro so there is no concern of damaging their pro prospects And there are big lines in some of these games

    This is where you need transperancy like Betfair has. Who made bets on these games and start joining the dots.

    Lets hope Barney Franks Bill is the start of a positive move in the US

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