Sunday, May 14, 2006

Asian gambling syndicates are big winners in Spurs' defeat

Millions were made by gamblers placing bets on the Spurs vs West Ham game in which Spurs lost after their players suffered from a suspicious food poisoning. It is now revealed that there was a surge in heavy betting on West Ham to beat Spurs hours before it was made public that Spurs players were suffering from the food illness. Spurs was favourite to beat West Ham in their final game of the season and go on to take the fourth Premiership spot and an entry into the lucrative Champions League. From Times Online:
Bookmakers believe that even if a criminal gang did not sabotage the Spurs players’ food, there was a leak of vital information that gave the syndicates a head start...

A lawyer working for a London bookmaker, who asked not to identified, said: “The big money on West Ham started just before 8am. Serious chunks of cash were being waged, enough to win £1m or more on a single bet. Millions will have been won in Asia.

“We think it is suspicious because at that time there had been no public announcement about the illness. We don’t know if it was a gambling syndicate trying to ring the game or inside information.”
Previously: We were poisoned!!!

5 comments:

mr black said...

Damn it! I should have put on some bet too.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Well, I think West Ham fans are probably more devastated now than Spurs fans...

They had the cup in their grasp...

Ace Man said...

Must be the msian betting syndicates.

Lord Kimbo said...

It sucks big time when you have the likes of gambling syndicates, mafia and corruption influencing the outcome of matches.

Take a look at what is happening over in Italy. Match fixing and corruption there.

MrX said...

In my opinion, Gambling is something that every human being has the right to do, and politicians should keep their noses out of what people do for entertainment or within the comfort of their own homes.

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