Up to now, Covid 19 has appeared in 208 different nations and islands. More than one million people has suffered from this dangerous diseases and there are nearly 70,000 deaths around the world. Due to the rapid spread of this virus, all the international tournaments relating to sports have to be postponed. Therefore, all branches are in hard time, let alone sporting clubs and sports betting industry.
In this quarantine time, all bookmakers witnesses such a complete flop of incomes and this is why they make use of different ways to earn a living. They try their best to make a betting whatever the tournament is big or small and wherever it is held. In Russia, some bookmakers allow player to place a bet on events that don’t have any relation to sports such as: the future appearance of vacxin preventing from Coronavirus.In these rainy days, bookies also run a risk by letting players bet on some amateur match , even it is only an training days.
More interestingly in Sweden, training matches among some amateur teams are also taking place but there is no spectator on the stage.According to Sweden’s presses, an Exhibition game of this nation between Esk Whileuna and Naeshulta Goif have never attracted any fans before, but now there are more than 150 bookmakers care about it and request to place a bet on it. Answered to AP news agency, Mattias Andersson – leader of Skabersjo said that in the beginning of the match , many people from different nations such as England, Hungary, Denmark,… has contacted to football team to get more information.
After the match ended, Mattias thought about these people and confirmed that they are in betting community. Football team had to receive many terrible threats because they were suspected to shave points off the football game. “ We are just an amateur team and noone is allowed to place a bet on our match. These threats was such a horrible thing with us “ – said by Mattias.
Although there is no information about the bookmaker who has intimidated the team, some claimed that it maybe bookies that has small scale and are trying to earn a living in Covid 19 ‘s days. Until now, Sweden Football Federation (SFF) advise that football teams that are running in this time should ignore ambiguous messages.