Organising match-fixing directly, through an agreement with athletes or teams. In this case you need to have at least some status, connections and communication skills. No one will just “leak” a match for Kirill from Antipovka, because he wants to raise $500 – 1500. It’s an unspoken truth and if you fail to do so, you may even be fined or imprisoned. Such activity is regarded as open bribery of participants in sporting events at any level. In the past, a percentage of future winnings was given as a bribe but nowadays the payment options are varied: offshore, cheques, shares and cryptocurrencies are in particular demand.
Information from verified sources. This does not concern the analysis of a sporting event, and the data is taken purely about “leaks”, “rigged games” and other dishonest manifestations of the game. Finding such informants is extremely difficult, because professional fraudsters who try to extort more money from gullible bettors also work in this direction.
Dogger individually arranges a negotiated game. This is a more complicated option, because you will have to negotiate with both participants in the match. If the game is played as a 1×1 or 2×2, it is relatively easy to do. But organising a match-fixing football is a bit more complicated. If only one player knows about it, it’s easy to replace him and the likelihood of a “leak” drops to zero.
As you can see, a dogger’s career is not considered as promising. Many believe that he only puts in 100% predictions with no effort at all. But what is certain is that there are no dogger’s exchanges. All due to the fact that any way of organising an unfair game is not legal. That is why many people are afraid or afraid to have any influence on the outcome.
If you want to organise a rig, you will need to put a lot of effort, use all your connections and influence and also take care of a lot of money. You will need money for bribery and for the betting itself. It is foolish to think that a dogger will rig a rigged match, investing a total of 500,000 $, and then bet at 1.5, with the same 500,000 $ as the betting odds. The risks are high, that is why the money is also high. Dogger opens an account at several bookmakers’ offices and involves his friends and acquaintances in order to pass the identification. This is necessary in order for the betting shops to withdraw large sums of money, which almost no betting shop does without identity verification.
HOW THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PLAYERS IS SET UP
When match-fixing takes place, professional match-fixers tend to work more with inexperienced athletes, former or current but unpopular players. Either way, it will take a whole host of hard work to find just the right one. Not everyone wants to reduce their already low popularity, nor do they want to run afoul of the law. If the person does not care, and also if there are some financial problems, there will be an interest in cooperation.
What are the most interesting options for relationship building (in no way are we encouraging or implying that they should be used – we are only for fair betting, and the information is purely for information and reflection):
Arrangements with cyber athletes. There is an unbelievable amount of room for collusion in virtual sport. Who’s insured against a player having a broken keyboard? All the more so, no one will ever know. Of course, it is hard to lose ratings, but considering the earning potential, it is all realistic.
Cooperating with unpromising athletes. Quite an easy option, but it has certain nuances. What would be the profit if an armwrestler is an outsider, to put it mildly, and the odds of losing are not very high? In this case, other outcomes like scores, fouls, handicaps or handicaps might be favoured. If you can bet on a clear victory of the favourite at odds of 1.2, then F(-1.5) would be about 1.6. The higher the odds, the better. And what to take from the outsider? A difficult day and a smashing score on top of it. But the money is supposedly in the pocket.
Players with financial problems and gambling addiction. There are a huge number of such athletes and the Dogger mainly targets them in its search. Players who are not financially literate will not go through the options to make money. Therefore, they are the main focus of many doggers.
In a separate order, it is possible to highlight a special strategy – “overloading” the betting line. Doggers link up with many bettors, who have to take part in a group prediction. Absolutely everyone bets on a particular result, which is indicated by the organiser. Betting companies notice such “overshoot” and decide to play it safe, giving updated odds on the outcomes the doggers want. Consequently, they bet big money and raise good money. If the bookmaker has no questions and the earnings can be withdrawn, the reward is divided between the bettor and the dogger in a certain percentage of the winnings. It is important to understand that betting companies nowadays rarely fall for such schemes, being guided by their own algorithms and systems.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RESIST THE DODGERS?
The answer to this question is that of course it is possible. In the case of “progaming”, bookmakers simply do not need to go along with the doggers and they will lose quite a lot of money themselves. If we talk about preventing match-fixing, it is virtually unrealistic. There are a huge number of tournaments held in the world these days, some of which are not broadcasted and even held at the organizers’ discretion. And that is where cheating bettors start, who offer athletes a good chance to earn money.
But if we are talking about the most popular championships, leagues and tournaments, they are constantly monitored by various authorities, independent organizations and law enforcement agencies. Even though the opportunities are small, and the proof base is lacking, it is possible to find a fake deal. Information from the match organiser or the participants can prove it. Bookmakers treat the doggers quite simply – blocking the account, non-payment of ill-gotten gains and other tried and tested methods. All suspicious outcomes are excluded from the line and can also be cancelled.
The world of sports and betting has long been an area of human interaction that provides plenty of options for cheating. Whenever there is a huge amount of money involved, you cannot be 100% sure that it is not some kind of trick. Doggers are those people who know more than professional bettors, because they have proven informants or organise match-fixing games themselves. There are quite a few of them now, but they do it behind the scenes and out of the public eye. No dogger will sell 100% match-fixing bets on social networks and even less for a pittance. It is worth remembering and never forgetting, so as not to fall into the trap of cheats.