Netherlands: 25 pro soccer players placed bets on their own matches, tournaments

Netherlands: 25 pro soccer players placed bets on their own matches, tournaments

Article brief provided by NL Times
  • NL Times
January 17, 2023 8:44 PM
  • Netherlands
  • Sports Betting

Over the past months, 25 professional football players gambled on matches in which they played themselves or on their own tournaments – a criminal offense under football regulations. It concerns six players from the Eredivisie and 19 from the first division. Two amateur footballers from the second division also bet on themselves, NOS reports based on a trend analysis by the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU), a reporting center of the Gambling Authority for signals of match-fixing.

The SBIU received 40 reports about possible match-fixing between October 2021 and December 2022. Twelve involved suspicious betting on foreign matches. Almost all the other cases involved football professionals gambling suspiciously.