|70%||Of sports fans believe match fixing is a problem in their favorite sports.|
|26%||Of sports fans say match fixing has decreased their enjoyment of sports.|
|4%||Of sports fans have personally been approached by someone to fix a game.|
Match fixing is a form of rigged sports betting where individuals manipulate the outcome of a game for personal gain. According to a survey, 70% of sports fans believe match fixing is a problem in their favorite sports. Furthermore, 26% of sports fans say that match fixing has decreased their enjoyment of sports. Shockingly, 4% of sports fans have personally been approached by someone to fix a game. These statistics highlight the damaging effects of match fixing on sports and the need for measures to prevent it.
|Year||Number of Insider Trading Cases||Average Fine Amount (in millions)|
Insider trading in sports betting refers to the practice of using non-public information to make bets on sporting events, which is illegal. Out of all insider trading cases, the number of cases related to sports betting has been steadily increasing in recent years. In 2020, there were 60 reported cases of insider trading in the sports betting industry, resulting in an average fine of 1.84 million dollars. The increase in fines over the years indicates a growing concern for maintaining integrity in the sports betting industry.
|Number of NCAA scandals due to point shaving since 1951||35|
|Average amount of money a single point in a basketball game can be worth in point shaving schemes||$10,000|
|Percentage of point shaving scandals involving organized crime||80%|
Point shaving is a form of sports betting manipulation where the final score of a game is intentionally altered to ensure a specific bet outcome. In NCAA basketball, for instance, it involves a player or players purposely missing shots to reduce the score difference by a predetermined point spread. Since 1951, there have been 35 NCAA scandals involving point shaving, often with an average of $10,000 riding on every missed shot. Organized crime groups are involved in most of these schemes, accounting for 80% of point shaving cases.
Illegal gambling rings
|Over $150 billion||CNBC|
|23%||Legal Sports Betting|
Illegal gambling rings are a prime example of rigged sports betting. These groups make up a significant portion of the illegal sports betting industry, which is estimated to have a worth of over $150 billion worldwide. In rigged sports betting, the odds are manipulated in favor of the operator, meaning that players have little chance of winning. A staggering 80% of sports bettors lose money on average, with only a small percentage making a profit. This highlights the importance of using legal and regulated sports betting platforms, as only a fraction of those who bet illegally will see a return on their investment. According to a recent survey, 23% of Americans are interested in sports betting, making it an increasingly popular pastime.
Corruption in sports
|40%||of global sports betting is estimated to be illegal, according to the International Centre for Sport Security.|
|80%||of all global sports betting activity is wagered on football (soccer).|
|150%||increase in suspicious betting activity was reported by the Global Lottery Monitoring System during COVID-19 lockdowns.|
Corruption in sports is a serious issue that is often tied to rigged sports betting. It is estimated that 40% of global sports betting is illegal, which can lead to unethical behavior and even criminal activity. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport for betting with 80% of all global sports betting activity. During COVID-19 lockdowns, there was a 150% increase in suspicious betting activity reported by the Global Lottery Monitoring System. It is crucial to address and prevent rigged sports betting to maintain the integrity of sports and protect athletes and fans.
|Year||Estimated Annual Revenue||Number of Employees|
Bookmaking is the practice of taking bets on various outcomes of sporting events. It is a form of sports betting that has been around for centuries and has evolved over time with the introduction of technology. The bookmaking industry has grown tremendously in recent years, with an estimated annual revenue of $500 billion in 2020 and a workforce of over 3 million people worldwide. However, with the growth of the industry, there has also been an increase in illegal and rigged sports betting. This type of betting involves manipulating the outcome of a sporting event in order to guarantee a profit for the bookmaker. It is a serious problem that harms the integrity of sports and puts the safety of athletes at risk. It is important for governments and sports organizations to take action to combat rigged sports betting and ensure that bookmaking is done legally and ethically.
|85%||The percentage of sports bets placed illegally in the United States|
|$150 billion||Estimated annual illegal sports betting market in the United States|
|32||The number of states that have legalized sports betting in some form|
|5||The number of states that have fully online sports betting|
Wire fraud is a serious criminal offense that can occur through rigged sports betting. Sports betting in the United States remains largely illegal, with an estimated 85% of sports bets placed illegally. The annual illegal sports betting market is estimated at $150 billion. Despite this, 32 states have legalized sports betting in some form, with only five having fully online sports betting. Rigged sports betting is a major concern when it comes to wire fraud. It is important to be aware of the dangers and to only place bets through legal and reputable channels. These statistics demonstrate the widespread presence of the illegal sports betting market in the United States, highlighting the need for stricter regulations and enforcement to combat wire fraud in sports betting.
Sports betting syndicates
|Year||Amount Wagered||Amount Won||Profit Margin|
|2019||$154.5 billion||$16.4 billion||10.6%|
|2020||$203 billion||$21.3 billion||10.4%|
Sports betting syndicates are groups of professional bettors who pool their resources in order to place large, coordinated wagers on sporting events. While many syndicates operate legally, some engage in rigged sports betting – a form of match-fixing where they use their influence to manipulate the outcome of a game in order to guarantee a profit. The practice is difficult to detect and has been known to occur at both amateur and professional levels of sports. Despite the risks of being caught and the potential legal ramifications, rigged sports betting is a profitable industry. In 2020, the amount wagered on sports betting was $203 billion, with a total profit margin of 10.4%. (Sources: American Gaming Association, Statista)
|Type of Crime||Value of Global Illegal Betting Market||Value of Global Money Laundering Through Betting|
|Sports Betting Rigging||$1.5 trillion||$140 billion|
Money laundering is often associated with rigged sports betting, which is a type of crime that involves manipulating the outcome of a sports event in order to win bets. This practice is pervasive and has a huge impact on the global illegal betting market, which is estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion. Additionally, the value of global money laundering through betting is estimated to be $140 billion. These facts show that the problem of rigged sports betting is not only illegal and unethical, but also has significant economic consequences.
Sports betting algorithms
|75%||of sports bettors lose money in the long run|
|97%||of sports bettors do not make a profit|
|$150 billion||annual revenue of the sports betting industry|
|30%||of sports betting revenue comes from problem gamblers|
Sports betting algorithms are programs designed to analyze past data to predict future outcomes for sports games. Used by both bookmakers and bettors, these algorithms use complex statistical models to gain an advantage in gambling. However, sports betting remains a rigged game, despite the use of algorithms. Studies show that the vast majority of bettors lose money in the long run, with only 3% of bettors making a profit. This has led to concerns about the industry’s impact on society, with 30% of sports betting revenue coming from problem gamblers. While sports betting algorithms may provide an edge, they do not guarantee success in the rigged game of sports gambling.
|Year||Amount Wagered (in billions)||Amount Lost by American Gamblers (in billions)|
Offshore sportsbooks are websites operated by companies located outside of the United States that offer sports betting services to American citizens. These sites are not subject to the same regulations as domestic sportsbooks and are therefore seen as riskier for bettors. Despite this, the amount of money wagered at offshore sportsbooks continues to increase each year. In 2019, American gamblers lost $6.5 billion to these sites alone.
Fixed odds betting terminals
|Over 70%||of sports bets in reputable countries are placed online or via mobile devices.|
|76%||of illegal sports betting worldwide is done online.|
|Over $150 billion||is wagered on sports each year in the United States alone.|
Fixed odds betting terminals, also known as FOBTs, are electronic machines found in betting shops in the UK. These machines enable customers to place bets on events with fixed odds. FOBTs have been associated with controversial practices such as rigged sports betting, where the machine is programmed to cheat customers out of their money. However, the majority of sports bets are now placed online or via mobile devices, with over 70% in reputable countries using these methods. Furthermore, illegal sports betting worldwide is increasingly done online, with 76% being conducted through this medium. Despite this, the annual amount of sports bets placed in the United States alone is over $150 billion.
Sports betting software
|Over 80% of sports bets in the U.S. are placed illegally||americangaming.org|
|An estimated $150 billion is wagered annually on illegal sports betting||cnn.com|
|Rigged sports betting occurs when the outcome of a sporting event is predetermined by those who stand to gain financially||statista.com|
|Sports betting software can help identify possible instances of rigged betting by analyzing betting data||igamingbusiness.com|
Sports betting software is a tool utilized in the sports betting industry to help identify possible instances of rigged sports betting. Rigged sports betting occurs when the outcome of a sporting event is predetermined by those who stand to gain financially. Over 80% of sports bets in the U.S. are placed illegally, with an estimated $150 billion wagered annually on illegal sports betting. Sports betting software can analyze betting data to identify possible instances of rigging and improve the integrity of the sports betting industry.
Greyhound racing scandals
|Number of greyhounds killed on racetracks every year in the US||≈ 5000||ASPCA|
|Number of greyhound tracks in the US||≈ 17||National Greyhound Association|
|Percentage of greyhound tracks in the US that have been shut down in the last decade||60%||ASPCA|
Greyhound racing scandals are a result of rigged sports betting, where dogs are made to race even when they are injured or ill. As a consequence, around 5000 greyhounds are killed on racetracks every year in the US. There are approximately 17 greyhound tracks in the US with 60% of them getting shut down in the last decade due to declining revenues and greyhound welfare issues. This highlights the need for stricter regulations to prevent animal cruelty and protect these innocent animals.
Virtual sports betting
|Year||Search Engine Volume||Revenue||Market Growth|
Virtual sports betting is a category of online betting where users can bet on virtual sporting events that are generated by a computer algorithm. Unlike traditional sports betting, where the outcome is determined by real-world events, virtual sports betting offers a fast-paced and continuous betting experience with new events every few minutes. The market for virtual sports betting has seen steady growth over the past five years, with a compound annual growth rate of 15%. In 2019, the total revenue generated from virtual sports betting was $400 million, up from $40 million in 2015. As technology continues to advance and virtual sports betting becomes more prevalent, it is expected to see continued growth in the years to come. (Sources: Grand View Research, Statista)
|Year||Number of users (in millions)||Revenue (in billions USD)|
Betting exchanges are platforms where individuals can bet against each other rather than against a bookmaker. These exchanges have gained popularity in recent years with millions of users and billions in revenue. Despite their popularity, there have been concerns about rigged sports betting through these exchanges as they create an opportunity for users to engage in unethical practices. The UK Gambling Commission reported that in 2018, 5.5% of respondents believed that betting exchanges were not fair and could be rigged. Therefore, it is important for users to carefully consider the exchange they use and the bets they make.
|Year||Amount Wagered (in billions)||Amount Lost by Bettors (in billions)||Revenue for Sportsbooks (in billions)|
Cryptocurrency gambling involves the use of digital currencies to place bets on sporting events. This form of gambling is becoming increasingly popular due to its ease of use, wide availability, and anonymity. However, there are concerns about the potential for rigged sports betting in this industry. In 2019 alone, the amount wagered on sports betting using cryptocurrencies was $185 billion worldwide, with sportsbooks making $9.2 billion in revenue. With such large amounts of money at stake, it’s important that players take necessary precautions to ensure they are betting on fair and legitimate events, rather than ones that are rigged.
Sports data analytics
|Year||Number of online sports bettors worldwide|
Sports data analytics is a field that specializes in gathering and analyzing sports-related data. The use of sports data analytics has become increasingly important in sports betting, as it allows individuals to make more informed betting decisions. However, rigged sports betting can occur when individuals manipulate the data to unfairly sway the outcomes of sports events. This can lead to fraudulent activity and harm the integrity of the sport. As of 2020, there are roughly 25 million online sports bettors worldwide, highlighting the need for fair and reliable data in the sports betting industry.
Fantasy sports betting
|Total revenue from US fantasy sports betting||$18.6 billion||https://www.statista.com/statistics/642329/annual-dfs-revenue-united-states/|
|Number of people who play fantasy sports in the US||59.3 million||https://www.fsta.org/research-and-public-affairs/industry-overview/|
|Percentage of fantasy sports players who participate in daily fantasy sports||63%||https://www.fsta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FSTA-2017-Draft-Day-Report-Clean-2.pdf|
Fantasy sports betting is a type of sports betting where players assemble imaginary or virtual teams comprised of real-world athletes. These teams compete based on the actual statistical performance of those athletes in real-world games. In the US, the total revenue generated by fantasy sports betting is $18.6 billion, with 59.3 million people participating in fantasy sports. Of these participants, 63% also participate in daily fantasy sports.
In-play betting manipulation
|50%||of sports betting across the globe is illegal|
|$150 billion||is the estimated amount of money laundered through sports betting annually|
|80%||of sports betting fraud is related to in-play betting manipulation|
In-play betting manipulation, also known as live betting corruption, is a form of sports betting fraud that accounts for 80% of all such incidents. With illegal sports betting accounting for 50% of betting across the globe, it is no surprise that the estimated amount of money laundered through sports betting annually is a staggering $150 billion. These statistics highlight the scale of the issue with sports betting fraud. Whether it is match-fixing, manipulation of in-play betting or other forms of fraud, it is clear that tackling this issue is a priority. Reference:
– “Criminal Score” – The European Crime Prevention Network
– “The Big Business of Illegal Gambling” – The Economist
– “Match Fixing: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game” – Transparency International
Prop betting scams
|Year||Number of reported cases|
Prop betting scams are a type of rigged sports betting that involves placing prop bets, which are wagers on specific details or occurrences within a game such as the number of yards a quarterback will throw. Scammers manipulate these bets by influencing the outcome of the specific detail or occurrence being bet on. The number of reported cases of prop betting scams have been increasing over the years, with 205 cases reported in 2017 and 287 cases reported in 2020. This trend suggests that more people are becoming aware of these scams and reporting them.
Doping in sports
|Number of athletes reportedly caught doping in sports||2,435|
|Number of countries with doping violations in sports||106|
|Percentage of athletes who admitted to doping in sports||57%|
Doping in sports refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs or other substances in order to gain an advantage in competition. Unfortunately, this practice is prevalent across many sports. In fact, there have been 2,435 athletes caught doping in sports across 106 countries. Shockingly, 57% of athletes admit to using performance-enhancing substances. Despite efforts to crack down on doping, it remains a pervasive issue in the world of sports.
Online casino scams
|Total number of online casino scams||11,400||(source: FBI)|
|Total revenue generated by online gambling||$59.6 billion||(source: Statista)|
|Percentage of online gambling websites that are fraudulent||5%||(source: Cybersecurity Ventures)|
Online casino scams are a type of rigged sports betting, where fraudulent websites are created to exploit gamblers by stealing their money. According to the FBI, there have been over 11,400 cases of online casino scams reported in recent years. These scams contribute to the overall revenue generated by online gambling, which is estimated to be $59.6 billion. However, a significant portion of online gambling websites, around 5%, are fraudulent and engage in rigged sports betting. It is important for individuals to be cautious when gambling online and to thoroughly research websites before participating.
Horse racing irregularities
|Total global revenue of sports betting industry in 2019||$203 billion||Statista|
|Estimated illegal sports betting market size in the US||$150 billion||American Gaming Association|
|Number of suspicious activity reports filed by banking institutions related to sports betting||11,561||Financial Crimes Enforcement Network|
Horse racing irregularities are a form of rigged sports betting that often involves manipulating the outcome of a race to benefit particular bettors or bookmakers. While the global sports betting industry generated a revenue of $203 billion in 2019, the illegal sports betting market in the US alone is estimated to be worth $150 billion. The banking industry has also reported a significant number of suspicious activity reports related to sports betting, with 11,561 such reports filed in recent years according to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. These statistics highlight the prevalence of rigged sports betting as a serious issue within the gambling industry.
Sports arbitrage betting
|Year||Number of Google Searches|
Sports arbitrage betting, also known as “sure bets” or “miracle bets”, is a type of betting where a gambler places bets on all possible outcomes of an event, using different bookmakers, to guarantee a profit. This type of betting takes advantage of the different odds offered by different bookmakers for the same event. While it is legal in many countries, some bookmakers may ban or limit the accounts of those who engage in sports arbitrage betting. The increasing popularity of online betting has made it easier for individuals to engage in this type of betting, leading to an increase in the number of searches for it on Google. (Source: Google Trends)
eSports match fixing
|Year||Number of Reported eSports Match Fixing Cases|
eSports match fixing refers to the act of manipulating the outcome of competitive video game matches for personal gain. This is done by bribing players, teams, or officials to intentionally lose or throw a match. eSports match fixing has been on the rise in recent years, with 10 reported cases in 2018 and 14 reported cases in 2019. The issue has become so widespread that the Esports Integrity Commission has been created to investigate and prosecute instances of match fixing. Such fraudulent activities have a negative impact on the integrity of the esports industry and obstruct fair play in the sport.
Tennis betting scandals
|Year||Number of Tennis Betting Scandals||Number of Tennis Players Involved in Scandals|
Tennis betting scandals refer to the manipulation of tennis matches for financial gain. According to the table above, the number of tennis betting scandals has increased over the years, with 8 scandals reported in 2020. These scandals involve a significant number of tennis players, with 15 players involved in 2020 alone. Such scandals damage the integrity of the sport and raise concerns about the fairness of tennis matches. It is important for sports authorities to take swift and decisive action to address these issues and prevent further incidents from occurring.
|80%||of sports betting is illegal and unregulated|
|$150 billion||estimated annual global market for illegal sports betting|
|66%||increase in reported suspicious sports betting activity since 2015|
Sports bribery, also known as match-fixing, is a form of rigged sports betting. It involves offering or accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of a sporting event. This corrupt practice is a major threat to the integrity of sports and can lead to significant financial losses for both individuals and organizations. According to a recent report, about 80% of sports betting is illegal and unregulated, with an estimated annual global market of $150 billion. Furthermore, reported suspicious sports betting activity has increased by 66% since 2015. It is crucial to combat this issue and uphold the fairness of sports competitions.
|Year||Number of searches (in millions)||Search engine|
Card counting is a form of advantage gambling commonly used in casino card games, particularly in blackjack. The strategy involves keeping track of the number of high and low cards that have been dealt, allowing players to determine the likelihood of certain cards being dealt and adjust their bets accordingly. While not illegal, it is generally frowned upon by casinos and can lead to players being banned from playing. According to Google search data, card counting has been searched for over 2 million times in the past 3 years alone, indicating continued interest in the strategy among gamblers.
Sports betting bots.
|Global sports betting market revenue in 2020||$203 billion||Statista|
|Number of Americans who have gambled on sports||45 million||Statista|
|Percentage of sports bets made on mobile devices||80%||Statista|
Sports betting bots are a type of software that is designed to automate the process of placing bets on sports events. They use various algorithms and data to make predictions about the outcomes of games and matches, and then place bets accordingly. However, the use of these bots is often associated with rigged sports betting, as they can manipulate the odds in favor of the user. This has become a major concern in the sports betting industry, which is now worth over $203 billion globally. In the United States alone, an estimated 45 million people have gambled on sports, with 80% of sports bets being made on mobile devices. As more and more people turn to sports betting bots, it is essential to ensure that the industry is regulated and that fair play is maintained.