July 18, 2021

Sports & Gambling — Where Is Sportsmanship?

It was only a couple of thousand years ago that sports was culminated by the Romans when they had what they called their own version of the Olympic games. The pokercc progress of these games saw what we now have as the modern day Olympics.

Subsequently, many other sports have increased in popularity in our contemporary world with the biggest being football which is accompanied by almost 2 thousand followers around the world. Many of these sports have made millionaires of the players who shine and represent their sports in the international arena.

The most famous being Tiger woods (#1 ranked individual in the world) who has been proclaimed as the 1st billionaire sportsman since the beginning of sports.

There is also Michael jordan (rated by many as the greatest basketball player of all times) who is a few hundred million short of becoming a billionaire himself.

With one of these players one cannot easily say they may have not performed 100% each time they’re going out and play. Looking at their performance record it would be less complicated to say they may have excelled 90% of the times they have played. Being humans we all have our bad days due to illness, stress, family issues etc. Thus, the few second-rate tasks.

But there are sports that is so glaringly transparent that playing seems to have a hold in their hallowed halls of management. The adventure that After all is FOOTBALL.

Take the recent World Cup for example. There were more than 20 frequency where a wrong call or no call by the referee or linesman made a critical difference to the results of the match. This would seem simple to the majority of viewers except those who had table bets on the results of the game. And it is the fact that at least 5% of viewers bet on the matches around the world. This would total 100 million viewers globally. If the value of each bet was $10 that would make the value of each match a cool $1 thousand. There were more than 30 matches throughout the contest. That’s more than $30 thousand endangered. Astounding isn’t it. Just over a period of about 30 days.

You see, the mistakes that were created by the referee or linesmen has been avoided if FIFA (world overseeing body for football) had agreed to install the video playback which is currently employed by other sports like tennis and badminton. It takes only a few seconds for the playback confirmation. It also takes out the ‘unfair play’ factor. Ernest Blatter (FIFA chairman) has made a statement on ‘fair play and respect’. What fair play? Millions were lost to syndicates. So just why the indifference by FIFA? Will it be that the playing syndicates have their support even within FIFA???

This means that past history on football could very well have changed if video playback technology was implemented and I would like to recall that most famous incident involving Diego Maradona and his ‘hand of god’ incident against The united kingdom. He have scored regarding his hand which is in effect a strong. Not a goal.

Let’s take a look at an example, a top-notch team playing with a team ranked in the seventies. The odds of the top team going through could be 3 or less to 1. That means the person who betted on top team stands to win $30 or less if they had betted $10. If 10 million viewers did the same principle then the pole of the match would be about $300 million. It is very easy to BUY someone for let’s say $1 million when the pole is $300 million wouldn’t you agree? It is very hard as a human to ignore this kind of provocation when you earn about $100 to $200 per game (as in the case of the linesmen and referees and to not make a call at a critical stage during the match).

Let’s take a look at the same example but with a different bets pole. Most table bets are on a variable pole. That means that the bet is broken down into several levels. Take team A (top team) and team X (ranked 70s). The bet would look similar to this:

Team A beat Team X = Chances are 3 to 1
Team A beat Team X by 1 goal = Chances are 3 to 1
Team A beat Team X by 2 goals = Chances are 5 to 1
Team A draws with Team X (90 minutes) = Chances are 10 to 1

So if there is an outcome where Team X beats Team A or draws with Team A (full match including overtime), it’s all profits for the syndicates.

There have been recorded frequency in the past about referees and linesmen being involved in match fixing. There were also recorded frequency in the past about football players being involved in match fixing. So with all this sordid history, wouldn’t you think FIFA would want to implement video playback technology? If they haven’t done so and are post poning this obvious truth technology you have to ask yourself why? WHY?

This would not even be regarded if video playback technology was implemented.

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