“The market for sports betting is $ 1 trillion, 90% of which comes from illegal sports betting.” Sports at the United Nations Crime Prevention Criminal Justice Conference in Qatar in 2015. Gaming expert Patrick Jay said: 65% of sports betting is for soccer, and 12% for tennis and cricket. The global sports betting market has been expanding in recent years and is expected to double in five years. Even the United States, which has been extremely strict about sports betting, is about to change its position. This is because there is a desire to secure the flow of money around sports betting as much as possible. Even in Japan, it seems that it is only a matter of time before the discussion of sports betting is born under the influence of these trends in the United States.
Sports betting in Malaysia
Sports betting is a very popular in Malaysia. Sports that locals usually bet on include football, basketball, horse racing, and car racing among others. Online gambling Malaysia is prohibited however regardless of the laws imposed to control gambling, there are still many locals placing their bets on sporting events.
Professional sports in Malaysia are governed by the Malaysian Football Association (MIFA). The main focus of MIFA is to establish a national team. Malaysia has participated at two AFC Asian Cups, but never advanced past the group stage.
Along with various sporting events in Malaysia is rampant sports betting which the authorities can hardly control. Due to the high number of gambling sites, Malaysian authorities have resorted to shutting down websites that offer sports betting services.
Gambling in Japan: Reasons for gambling ban
So why is gambling banned in Japan? In this regard, the Supreme Court has explained that it “creates the ill effects of laziness and wastes the beauty of work” and “induces secondary crimes or seriously impairs the functioning of the national economy” (maximum). Judgment November 22, 1950, Penal Collection Vol. 4, No. 11, p. 2380). However, on the other hand, horse racing, bicycle racing, boat racing, and auto racing public competitions run by the national or local governments are allowed as exceptions. “Hmm?” It’s no wonder that Tsuji isn’t right !? This is because the country is in charge of inciting the gambling spirit of the people and damaging the beauty of work.
Relationship between sports betting and match-fixing
Let’s return to the keyword “sports betting” this time. This sports gambling needs to be discussed from a completely different perspective than the issue of gambling crime. It’s a match-fixing problem. A large-scale match-fixing suspicion has been discovered, especially in Europe, over soccer gambling. In 2013, it was reported that the European Criminal Police Organization (Europol) launched a full-scale investigation, saying that traces of fraud were confirmed in 680 games such as international soccer games. In May of this year (2017), there was a shocking event in which a Japanese professional tennis player was permanently banished from the tennis world for approaching match-fixing. At the lower tour tournament held in South Africa, through the player he coached, he approached other players to lose $ 2000 (about 220,000 yen) for singles and $ 600 (about 66,000 yen) for doubles. It is said that it was. The player has been involved in banned sports betting 76 times in a month.
Devil’s whisper to match-fixing
As I should have explained earlier, gambling is the competition for profits and losses, such as money, against the consequences of chance. If you bet on the contingency of tomorrow’s weather, you have no control over the outcome. On the other hand, events related to sports and personal affairs can be artificially controlled, albeit by chance. Therefore, if a sport becomes a target of gambling, the bakuto (gambling person) will be motivated to take control of the result, and there is a high possibility that the player will reach out to the devil.
Match-fixing prevention measures in the public competition
Public sports where gambling is allowed in Japan, namely bicycle races, horse races, boat races, and auto races, are treated differently from other professional sports competitions. To become a jockey, you must enroll in a horse racing school and take lectures on horse racing, including fraud prevention education, for three years. From the day before (or the day before) the race to the day of the race, the jockey will be under house arrest in the adjustment room adjacent to the racetrack. Mobile phones are not allowed there, they are isolated from the lower world, and even contact with family and girlfriends is prohibited. These are all rules to ensure the prevention of match-fixing. Similar rules apply to all four public competitions. In public competitions that are the subject of gambling, various measures are taken to prevent the whisper of the match-fixing devil from reaching.
Sports betting changes sports?
The photo below is a statue erected on the site of the Melbourne Olympics as a symbol of sportsmanship over Australian athletics. At the Australian National Athletics Tournament, Australia’s John Landy went back on track at the beginning of the 1500m run, caring for a player who stumbled in a crowded corner and fell. Randy then tried to help the fallen player (before he helped, the fallen runner stood up and started running), they showed a good run again and overtook the other players. I finished in 1st place. However, the long-awaited dream of a world record has been cut off. Randy’s actions, which took care of others who had fallen at the expense of setting a world record, were praised by the stadium crowd. This event is still handed down as one of the most beautiful scenes in Australian sports history.