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In Australia, a ludomaniac who bet on rigged matches has been put on trial

In Australia, a ludomaniac who bet on rigged matches has been put on trial

One of the pressing issues plaguing modern sports is match-fixing, where outcomes are predetermined to profit from betting, capitalizing on foreknowledge of results. Recognized as a legitimate addiction, gambling ensnared one such Australian, Adam Michael Green. Over seven months in 2020, Green placed 1,170 bets on fixed matches, amassing a staggering $473,000. A significant portion of this windfall was remitted to an accomplice in Ukraine, who supplied the insider information. The bets targeted lesser-known table tennis tournaments.

While incarceration loomed for Green, the court, considering his addiction, opted against a prison sentence. Singular sports, where outcomes hinge on individual athletes, often become the epicenter of such match-fixing schemes.