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Europe Soccer Match-Fixing Fiasco Returns

The sports world didn’t have a chance to shake the previous soccer scandal and now we hear of a new big match-fixing fiasco in Europe. The BBC is reporting that investigating officers of the UEFA have been supplied with a list of 15 games that have been allegedly fixed. The European soccer body suspects that things might be seriously wrong. A Known figure in English soccer was quoted saying that this scandal, if in fact true, might become the biggest ever in the history of the sports.

“If they can prove it then any punishments involved should be excessive. For something of this magnitude involving these type of games like Euro 2008 qualifiers and Champions League matches, then this is potentially one of the most serious things that have ever happened in world football,” the known figure concluded. In the last few months many online casino players visited gambling sites and wagered over different outcomes for the Europe 2008 qualification games. If those matches are proven to be fixed, some sites might find themselves in quite an easy situation. One of the things that threaten any gambling industry is match-fixing. While some people take advantage of the system and use inside information and influence to generate profits – everyone else loses.

Online casino sites should inform their players that money will be return if in fact a match-fixing scandal is revealed. Online gambling firms will be better off paying players back and getting the public to feel secure in their gambling products. Euro 2008 is rounding the corner and the online casino sports betting industry wants to show people that gambling is safe and secure. Hopefully, this will turn out to be a no-story show, but if it happens to be true – online sports betting site owners will have to make a hard decision.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.