What every bettor should know about match-fixing

Everyone, who in one way or another faced with betting, would like to know exactly how the match will go. And it would be good if there was some way to have an accurate picture in advance, that's how you could earn for free! It's this desire that cheaters of all stripes play on.

Do match-fixing games even exist?

Yes, they do. Sport is a business, which makes a lot of money. Given that the bookmaker parimatch verification activity is an integral part of the overall chain, of course, some of the games fall into the "gray" scheme. And it's a well-known fact.

Many people remember the Juventus scandal, which was sent to Serie B because of the machinations with match-fixing by their general manager Luciano Modgi. Italy's second most important division is still partially dominated by mobs, and matches in which the score 0-0 is kept until almost 75 minutes, and then a few penalties/penalties/goals and the result 4-1, do not surprise anyone.

Watch the Middle Eastern championships closely, and you'll see that quite a few of the matches are of a strange nature. In Saudi Arabia and Egypt, you very often see goals in added time that decide the outcome of the match, even though before that the teams are blatantly kicking the ball in the middle of the field with a lot of stops and violations. Or teams that had an average total around 1.5 give away the match 4:4, where 2 goals are scored in extra time.

A significant number of match-fixing in Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria they talk about it almost directly. "Romanian dog" has come into use as a well-established expression.

Now in soccer there are several cases of match-fixing, especially in youth championships. Some of them have even resulted in ridiculous, but very real punishments.

How big is the total number of rigged matches?

Probably every day somewhere in the world a rigged match is played. But it could be the third division in Venezuela or the twelfth in England. The lower the league or the poorer the country, the more likely the unfair aspects of the game. Here, however, it is worth bearing in mind that only local shops are likely to offer a micro-limit schedule, and that is not a fact.

However, you should not succumb to the mania - to justify any match that didn't go in by saying that it was a fixed one. This is either a failure to take responsibility that your analysis of the match was bad, or paranoia, which does not allow you to admit that the circumstances just happened (randomly, not because the players and referees were bought).

Can you really buy the result of a rigged match?

Obviously, a narrow circle of people have information about a rigged match. It may be the referee's team, a part of the team's players or even the whole team. Maybe some other small group of people close to the team knows about it. The extreme case would be to sell for a lot of money, again to a limited number of people. In any case, no one will involve the masses - the risk of closing the line and returning all bets on the event is too great.

Nevertheless, there are even clinical cases where schoolboys sell bets for $100, and they are bought. Go to Facebook and enter "match-fixing" in the search. There are several groups with over a hundred thousand subscribers and thousands of small publishers. Most of the subscribers are bots, but people are being led. "So many people, so it's not a scam," they think. High-professional scammers work on a large scale, but also take much more than novice schoolboys.