Taken from a romanian newspaper:
Romanian bookmakers SuperBet found a tentative of fraude, after several betting tickets with the same matches were laid simoultaneosly at SuperBet agencies in Bucharest and Drobeta Turnu Severin (Romania).
The official SuperBet press release:
"Today, Advanced Betting System Inc. was the victim of a massive fraude tentative, by the fixing of some first round tennis matches from Rijeka Challenger. Here are the details:
9 first round matches were included on several tickets laid at the same time on SuperBet agencies in Bucharest and Drobeta Turnu Severin. The following matches were involved.
All the bets had a total amount of 1000 EURO, with a total winning sum of 147.000 EURO. All the tickets involved were canceled.
SuperBet has already informed the national tennis federations and ITF about this fraude."
As expected, the ticket would have been a winning one!
Guez - Brzezicki 6-1 6-1
Volandri - Dutra da Silva 6-4 6-2
(match from Prostejov Ch.)
Brose Bamberg - Artland 83-55
(German League Basketball)
A.Balazs - Julio Silva 6-1 6-2
Millot - Vagnozzi 2-6 4-6
Patience - Pedro Sousa 3-6 4-6
Prodon - Mesaros 4-6 6-2 5-6 ret.
(Prodon retired when Mesaros was 2 pts away from winning!!!)
Devilder - Junqueira 1-6 2-6
Trujillo Soler - Gensse 6-3 6-3
Di Mauro - Zemlja 4-6 0-3 ret.
Another match involved, but not found on the ticket above is Zopp - Kellner 2 @ 1.98 (2-0 ret.
Some interesting facts:
-- all the players selected won easily in 2 sets (not even a tiebreak!!!)
-- in the matches which were going bad, the player selected to win retired (Di Mauro, Prodon and Kellner)
-- in 6 / 10 matches there was a Frenchmen involved