Thursday, June 08, 2006

Has Internet Betting Affected the Outcome?

A story posted yesterday indicates that German officials are fretting about the potential corrupting effects of gambling at the upcoming World Cup Matches. The proliferation of sports betting on the Internet has a lot to do with this. Our government banned sports betting in 1993 – except it grandfathered in Nevada. Among the reasons for the ban was the protection of games from corruption.

This issue deserves attention from sports fans. I’m told by those who follow this activity that sports betting can cover even minor league games. If enough money is at stake, no game is safe from corruption. Consider this as the College World Series begins here in Omaha next week.

Here is the site for the article:


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