Raptors' Jontay Porter banned from NBA for betting on games

The Raccoon

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Yeah, I turned a point about how esoteric bets increase the chances for players to try to influence games into a humblebrag!

There also was a thing where guys figured out there was a slight delay on one of the books in tennis and they were able to bet games live by being in the stadium. I think the way it worked was that when a game was 30/40 with the player who was losing serving, the odds for the serving player would be decent. They would still be the favorite, but with odds taking into account the decent chance of a break. Once it got to 30/40, they guys would load up a bet on the serving player winning the game, say $200 at -150. If the serving player won the point to make it deuce, they would immediately place the bet and often could get it before the odds updated to reflect that it was now deuce. They would still lose if the other guy came back to break, but they were getting great odds and by doing it over and over they were crushing it. Not really a way to exploit that, but interesting story.
Similar thing, where you can/could bet on Tennis points when the connection between the guy in the stands to his buddy at home is faster, than the referee updating the score on their tablet.
 

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astrozombie

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I don't know which is worse: Porter being asked to do the cartoonishly obvious, textbook, #1 example of throwing games to satisfy a debt... or bookies relying on Porter coming in at any point in a game where he could affect the outcome one way or another.
 

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I don't know which is worse: Porter being asked to do the cartoonishly obvious, textbook, #1 example of throwing games to satisfy a debt... or bookies relying on Porter coming in at any point in a game where he could affect the outcome one way or another.
It would not surprise me if the “co-conspiritors” are just as young and naive as Johntay.
 

HomeRunBaker

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It would not surprise me if the “co-conspiritors” are just as young and naive as Johntay.
If they are local bookies which it sounds like they are it’s more likely than not they are low-IQ, uneducated dumbasses who actually thought they could pull this off without recognizing the watchdogs they would have to navigate.