Basically, unknown clubs, from leagues that are represented in the betting shops, try to circumvent the system. The management, players and coaches make agreements with the organisers of the “doggers”, betting average amounts so as not to be visibly cheated, but using many people. Most importantly, the artistry of the game and nothing else.
Interesting features of the process and a short historical background
Contractual matches have been known since 1915, when the first such game took place in England. It was a principal match between Manchester United and Liverpool, which was played in favour of the Red Devils. All the players of both teams bet on the game. However, the conspiracy was quickly uncovered and everyone involved, even those who did not play in the match, received a lifetime suspension. As the players themselves organised the collusion, there were no sanctions against the clubs. Therefore, the players, to some extent, can be called doggers, because they tried to make some extra money in difficult times and made a prediction in the bank for all they had. By the way, the winnings were frozen, so they did not succeed.
Everyone always says that rigged games are only organized in football, but that’s not true. Every sport in history has had at least a few officially confirmed match-fixing activities. Especially tennis, both large and table tennis, has been “famous” in recent times. Serena Williams, after a long winning streak, once lost to her sister in a tournament with a smashing score. Williams’ uncle bet 2 million against Serena, and her father denied the scam, motivating it all by Vinus’ excellent form. Philipp Kohlschraber was also regarded as a very bad player, and not once was he caught ‘cheating’ on matches and even betting against himself.
Official information on match-fixing is only marginally available. None of the tournament organizers want to tarnish their reputation by such news, so many match fixes are simply not made public. That is exactly what they wanted to do with Calcopoli, not to tarnish the rating of the Italian football championship, Serie A. However, many teams decided not to let the grandees get away with it and the case went ahead. Organisers and participants have been fined, suspended from football and some teams have had their championships withdrawn. This is another indication that match-fixing will certainly not be sold on social networks for $100 to $500.
Match-fixing matches have also been staged as a demonstration of protest. Players have bet against themselves, and played for the desired result in a demonstrative manner. It is a rare case, but officially the score was accepted and the bookies had to pay out the earnings.
Therefore, it cannot be said that there is no 100% match-fixing. Such games definitely take place in different championships and sports, but no one will ever publicize the organisation of such an event.
Since there are always plenty of options for making money in the betting shops, some bettors use proven strategies, while others blindly trust tipsters, cappers and doggers. All of these people may actually bet on sports, but no one will give away their predictions for next to nothing. Moreover, there is no such thing as a perfect bet with a 100% probability of winning, no matter how or who draws it. A fixed match may not end as planned, because the specifics are not fully understood.
WHAT BETTING OPTIONS DO DOGGERS USE?
This is an interesting topic that really needs to be touched upon. Many professionals and experts believe that doggers organize for themselves only good opportunities to earn money, because there is no point in taking a risk if the odds are 1.2-1.7. Therefore, the betting is mainly on:
- exact scores;
- number of infractions;
These outcomes are mainly applicable to football and tennis, but history is replete with cases where cheating has been successfully organised in other sporting disciplines as well. Also, do not forget about handicaps which are considered as a universal solution allowing you to earn good money, especially in match-fixing. Even more so, what are the odds on a handicap against an underdog? That’s right – huge. To win a bet like that is really easy as all you need to do is score 2 goals and you can bet on F(-1) or F(-1.5). That should come as no surprise to any bettor – it’s not uncommon for first-time punters and wagers on the odds to be a bit out of the ordinary. However, having more than one player making the same odds is bound to raise some doubts. But when hundreds or thousands of people bet, the deception will reveal itself right away. That’s why it proves once again that selling “fixes” at low prices is cheating and nothing more.