On the recent match-fixing scandal in international soccer:
https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/r ... ion-europe
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/sport ... .html?_r=0
Something doesn't add up here.
The New York Times estimate is that there is $140 billion bet illegally (and a trillion dollars legally?) on sports per year. This investigation turned up 150 international matches fixed in the last two years alone. Clearly those matches, plus another three hundred other rigged matches, resulted in much more than just 8 million euros worth of profits for the fixers?
I know that betting on wrestling is essentially nonexistant here in the US. What about overseas? Is it common for bets to be placed on matches or tournaments in Russia, Iran, or Azerbaijan?