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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:16 pm    Post subject: More Stories of possible betting infecting the NBA

Interesting article about Betting, among other NBA issues:
https://sports.yahoo.com/adam-silver-nba-dealing-with-serious-consequences-from-fast-changing-landscape-223331355.html

Raptors Jontay Porter under investigation:
https://sports.yahoo.com/report-nba-investigating-raptors-jontay-porter-over-several-betting-irregularities-230049599.html

Rudy Gobert fined 100K for suggesting the refs bet on games:
https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-fines-rudy-gobert-100k-for-making-dollar-sign-at-refs-after-fouling-out-190151809.html


It's just too easy for Refs or players to affect a game under the Radar.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:34 am    Post subject:

Is no one afraid of a federal investigation and jail time? Did we make Tim Daugherty a celebrity? No one knew who he was until he was arrested.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:52 am    Post subject:

They should just make it legal for players to bet, but they can only bet on their own team to win… no point spread bets.

Only half serious because there’s the potential for collusion with players on different teams, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 12:16 pm    Post subject:

I love sports betting.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:51 pm    Post subject:

I don’t have any question that there is some funny business going on when it comes to spreads, overs, props, etc. Just hearing the stories of lesser guys claiming they had been approached by people makes it very likely that other people who need the money or are more easily coerced are taking some orders. Simple stuff like taking the meaningless shot at the end of the game vs dribbling the clock out could result in huge swings that a player could receive a commission for.

I feel that the actual team wins and losses are not impacted much but I wouldn’t be totally surprised if there are some exceptions.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:44 pm    Post subject:

Prop bets over/unders. They can be manipulated without ever throwing a game.

Pass a little more (might actually help the team). "Get yours" a little more. Gamble for an extra steal or 2.

Bet on your backup's stats and somehow be in foul trouble early.

If you're subtle, you only need to swing the bet win % a little bit to make some $$.
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