Inside Information and Sports Betting Fix
The concept of “The Sports Betting Fix” is a widespread belief amongst amateur bettors to explain away improbable sports outcomes. Occasionally, accusations of a fix even make it into respected books and magazines. While there have been a few scandals over recent years involving point shaving and corrupted referees,
the fix has largely been eradicated from major professional sports. Dirty money no longer talks like it once did in team sports.
Sports Betting Fix Would Be Expensive
Over the last 15 years, the salaries of professional athletes have skyrocketed. Important players, who would need to be bribed or corrupted to fix the outcome of a game, make millions of dollars each season. Players stand to make even more from endorsements and advertisements, which would be lost if they were ever caught tampering with the integrity of a game. Moreover, it would cost a substantial amount of money to bribe and corrupt multiple superstar players. The amount being wagered would be so large that multiple sportsbooks would need to be used to cover dirty investments and the money won would not go unnoticed. In the end, the system is unlikely to exist on such a large scale in modern sports. Additionally, the multiple Z-Code experts consistently generating a profit would not be able to do so if the games weren’t honest. In the end, “the fix” is largely a thing of the past.
Sports Betting Fix And Insider Information Myth
“Insider information” is another common myth that scheming handicappers use to attract clients. The promise of insider information is more realistic than the idea of a fix but just as mythical. Many professional handicapping services claim to have secret information behind their success. If they win, the user feels privileged to be connected to insider information. When the service loses, the service claims their inside information changed at the last minute and they were unable to relay the message in time. This is a road to hell.
There is no insider information that can be relied on consistently. Even if your brother is a professional basketball player, you are unlikely to receive special information that will regularly influence the outcome of a game. Insider information is little more than a lowlife scam used by handicappers to
attract new clients.
Virtually all successful sports bettors work hard at handicapping. We don’t simply roll out of bed and make bets. We don’t utilize “inside information” to analyze games. The information used to analyze games is readily available to anyone that makes the effort to find it. To profit from handicapping, you should expect to make a similar effort and not expect “sports betting magic fixes”. Any services promising otherwise are dishonest.