Betting scandals and its effect on sports entertainment - 4.6 out of 5 based on 13 votes
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Two scandals have been uncovered in recent times with very little time space in between. Both made it in national news as both were major events in cricket history. First incident was regarding the NRL and then soon after that was Cricket.

This made fans and punters very rightfully furious as the reasons are:


• They lose trust in certain players

• Fans lose passion for their teams

• They will have thoughts that future games could be set up

• Punters’ analysis of the expected results do not match up with the unlikely results when games are set up as a result they lose money.

• Also, team members will not have complete trust in their team mates

Let us get in depth to these scandals by pointing out the main points:


NRL Betting Scandal

Bulldogs forward Ryan Tandy is being investigated over a betting plunge on a penalty goal being the first points scored in a game against North Queensland. Tandy was penalised in front of goal in the second minute of the match. The Cowboys opted for a quick tap and scored a try, so the plunge never paid off. Tandy has denied any wrongdoing.


Since this news players and coaches have said that betting on Rugby League should be limited to picking a winner, loser or draw. The Exotic options betting, as as on the way the first points are scored is too easy to manipulate.


Cricket Betting Scandal

The News of the World, a British tabloid said it paid more than $200,000 to Pakistani cricket players for a certain result. The newspaper’s account, with an accompanying video, alleged that the two star bowlers, Mohammed Amir and Mohammed Asif, were paid to deliver No Balls at the exact points in the match as agreed upon with the fixer.

This is called “spot fixing” or “micro fixing.” It’s inside information on when players agree to act in a predetermined manner, usually at a particular time, to influence betting. While “spot fixing” often does not affect a game’s outcome, it can still earn millions for syndicates setting odds on specific details of the game or the players.


They were caught

Fortunately both betting scandals were caught out and the media quickly jumped onto both of them. The more attention events like this is brought out in public, the higher the odds that things like this will be harder to do.


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