Game-fixing probe yields results
A probe into irregular betting has resulted in eight people being charged with breaking gambling laws, judicial officials said yesterday. The eight gamblers were charged with fraudrelated offenses for betting on soccer matches that they knew had been fixed, while another seven suspects are also being investigated after allegedly making over 15,000 euros each from state-controlled soccer pools. Team officials and players are due to give testimony later this year to the judicial committee investigating a report from UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, which cited irregular betting patterns in 41 games in 2009 and 2010. The committee is also investigating suspicious bets placed on online gambling sites.