Re: Was the betting investigation just a marketing ploy?
In no way does betfair want any kind of publicity like that. It only hurts them and their revenue in some ways that are obvious to the public and in other ways that are not so obvious. The only reason they made an investigation was because there was such a huge outcry. As far as betfair is concerned it is in their interest to just settle matches with a minimal amount of fuss. They don't need any publicity to attract gamblers. In fact before the Davydenko affair betfair's tennis betting volumes were much higher.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)