Professional sports all-stop all over the world … When betting places disappear, shortcuts appear
TV betting ratings, corona 19, etc.
Various sports were stopped in the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection (Corona19), which is spreading worldwide. Because of this, all sorts of shortcut bets are on the verge of illegal sports betting companies, including private betting sites at bay.
As of the 4th, most countries, including Europe, have suspended all sports events, such as soccer, basketball, and baseball, indefinitely to prevent the spread of Corona19. Korea’s professional soccer K-league and baseball KBO league also delayed the opening, and the season’s professional basketball was also temporarily suspended. Professional volleyball has ended the season altogether.
It is unclear when European football will resume as Italy, which has been hit directly by Corona 19, has canceled Serie A’s league schedule and UEFA Champions League is temporarily suspended.
As sports around the world have stopped, sports Toto, the only legally encouraging industry in Korea, has been reduced. Private sports betting sites are no different. In this situation, private gambling sites are attracting people in various ways.
It is typical that British betting company William Hill placed bets on “Will the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics be held on July 24, 2020” on the 19th of last month? At that time, ‘difficult to hold’ was odds 1/7, and ‘can be opened’ was odds 4/1.
In some private illegal gambling sites in Korea, ‘TV program viewership betting’ has also recently appeared. It is a method of predicting the ratings of a specific TV broadcast and paying dividends by hitting money. However, this situation is good.
Gambling on COVID 19
Recently, a gambling site predicting ‘the number of corona 19 confirmed’ has emerged, causing social controversy. The Gwangju Metropolitan Police Agency said on the 17th of last month that it was confirming and investigating the fact that illegal gambling was conducted to meet the expected number of corona19 from February 21st to 23rd at an online gambling site. Looking for other forms of gaming in Korea? Visit 1xbet.
The illegal gambling sites are complicating procedures such as acquiring acquaintance authentication when the user joins, and are outstripping the investigation agency. In addition, it operates in a secret and stealthy manner, such as changing the access address or server frequently to avoid tracking. That’s why the police struggle to track illegal gambling sites.
Police officials emphasized that “if you find illegal gambling, you should not be deceived as long as you can face up to five years in prison or a fine of up to 50 million won.”