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Who wants to bet that . . .

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    . . . gambling is playing a much more sinister role in our beloved sport than we realise? The issue was raised on the now defunct club forum a couple of seasons ago as being one to watch.
    I blame the NRL and the government for selling out to gambling bodies and ligitimising gambling on sport in order to rake off revenue, then the media for glamorising it. Every day a gambling representative is interviewed about the latest odds, the exotic bets etc and they are now media personalities. Every paper has large sections devoted to NRL gambling.
    When we see the wrong decisions being made by video refs, in particular, the spectre of gambling must be considered. This latest controversy has a definite smell about it. Stand by for more revelations.
    I think there are plenty of gambling options without having to include RL; horses, trots, greyhounds are solely there for gambling. Then you have the stockmarket, the biggest gamble of all.
    Our sport has sold out.
    It sounds like I'm a gambling wowser but I'm not. I just despise the way RL seems to be headed. Wherever there is gambling there is corruption. 
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    well hopefully the powers that be see the great odds about us and the result goes accordingly ;)
     
  3. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    100% agree Baz Hyland
    I hear Rabbits doesn't like announcing the odds during the Ch9 telecast
    I detest it
     
  4. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    I don't like that either, especially the big bets that they mention. I don't like the over the top promotion of it. But it has always happened, and i don't think it has any bearing on match fixing. It's always happened in sport, I'm sure the White Sox weren't the first team on the take.
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Another Pakistani cricketer caught match fixing . . .
    And the way the refs ruled against Easts leaves me wondering.
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did anyone see the Paki's out here last summer throwing a Test. I have never laughed so much at a sport.
     
  7. quinny

    quinny Member

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    Spot on Baz-it is happening far too regularly now!
     
  8. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    yeh the manly players are cleaning up on manly/opposition half time- fulltime at 3.00 a pop.....
     

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