Match-Fixing Update: illegal betting raids across Asia, but FIFA reports no evidence as yet of match-fixing at World Cup Brazil
Weekly Media Recap 16 -22 June 2014 Published 24 June 2014
Source: "Businessmen and footballer jailed over match-fixing", 20 June 2014, BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-27885358
Source: Ken Martinus, "Jockey Club warns against illegal betting syndicates", 17 June 2014, The Standard https://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=146456&sid=42458487&con_type=3&d_str=20140617&fc=1
Source: Ouch Sony, George Wright, "Illegal World Cup Betting Booms Despite Police Raids", 18 June 2014, The Cambodia Daily https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/illegal-world-cup-betting-booms-despite-police-raids-61712/
Source: Charlie Zhu, "Police smash major World Cup betting ring in Macau", 21 June 2014, Reuters https://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/soccer-macau-idINL4N0P203P20140621
Source: "Malaysia police arrest 31 people for illegal betting during World Cup", 20 June 2014, Zeenews https://zeenews.india.com/sports/football/malaysia-police-arrest-31-people-for-illegal-betting-during-world-cup_789767.html
Source: "15 people arrested for illegal soccer betting in Singapore", 21 June 2014, The New Paper https://www.tnp.sg/news/15-people-arrested-illegal-soccer-betting-singapore#sthash.m9rJpqQb.dpuf
Source: "23 arrested for World Cup gambling in Ho Chi Minh City", 16 June 2014, Thanh Nien News https://thanhniennews.com/sports/23-arrested-for-world-cup-gambling-in-ho-chi-minh-city-27266.html
VietnamWhen the FIFA World Cup 2014 opened, illegal betting has mushroomed. Coffee shops and foreign betting websites are the "business centers" for gamblers. Vietnamese police have sent warnings to big betting websites in Asia and the world that they would detect and punish online betting of Vietnamese citizens. However, Vietnamese gamblers are not afraid of such threats. They publically placed bets even before the opening of the World Cup 2014. These websites are run by leading and most prestigious "bankers" in Asia. Websites launched promotions for Vietnamese gamblers during the World Cup. These websites' chat rooms operate 24/7 and all questions are answered immediately in Vietnamese. Phan Thanh Tuan, a famous gambler in District 10, said that it is very safe to bet online because it is very difficult for the police to find evidence. Tuan added that with online betting, gamblers don't have to worry about bilking or paying commission in case of winning bets.
Source: "Illegal betting booms with World Cup", 19 June 2014, Vietnam.net https://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/105308/illegal-betting-booms-with-world-cup.html
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- Tags: Anti-Corruption | Australia | Bangladesh | Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) | Cambodia | Cricket | Cyprus | FIFA | Football | Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 | Gibraltar | Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) | Hong Kong | INTERPOL | Macao | Malaysia | Match-Fixing | National Crime Agency | Singapore | Sports and Recreation Commission | United Kingdom (UK) | Vietnam | World Cup | Zimbabwe
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