Match-fixing scandal could already be dead in the water

The NRL match fixing scandal could be over before it really begins with Sportsbet saying no large amounts of money were bet on either match in question from 2015.

Those matches are South Sydney vs Manly and Manly vs Parramatta.

“The organised crime squad is in the early stages of examining information relating to alleged match fixing in the NRL,” a police spokeswoman said.

“No further comment is appropriate at this stage.”

Sportsbet said they worked closely with the NRL and report any peculiar or large bets.

“Sportsbet has an integrity and information sharing agreement with the code which is a cornerstone of protecting the integrity of the game, where we immediately report any suspicious betting behaviour to the NRL and/or law enforcement agencies,” a spokesperson said.

“It should be noted that account-based wagering delivers substantially stronger integrity measures.

“In addition to Sportsbet’s rigorous account-opening procedures including identity verification checks, there is complete and instant visibility over the identity of the person placing the bet and the amount and the location from which they are betting.

“Sportsbet, like the NRL, will cooperate with the ongoing investigation.”

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