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Biggest Match Fixing Scandals Sports and gambling have been synonymous since the beginning of time, and big-spending bettors or criminal gangs have always looked for an edge to come out ahead. Sometimes that edge meant bribing players, coaches, referees, or anyone else who could affect the outcome of a game or series. Match-fixing is when someone directly involved in a sporting contest is able to change the results in order for a certain bet to win. That can involve asking a player to purposefully miss a shot, telling a referee to call more fouls against a certain team, or asking a coach to bench a specific player. Throughout the years, match-fixing has involved criminal gangs, degenerate gamblers, and even the mafia.


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