Русский

简体中文

English

2007 NBA Betting Scandal

2007 NBA Betting Scandal

Last updated on January 6th, 2022


The 2007 NBA betting scandal certainly rocked the basketball world, when it was uncovered that referee Tim Donaghy gathered information on players, teams, coaches and other referees to bet on matches.

 

Relatively new to the world of trading? Check out VOdds’ guide to sports betting.

 

The scandal incredibly also involved two of his friends. Firstly, there was Jimmy Battista, who placed the bets. And secondly, Tommy Martino, who was tasked with carrying the money and transferring information to and from Donaghy.

When it all came out, Donaghy was found guilty of betting on games, including some he refereed, and exchanging insider information he gathered to gamblers for money.

 

Courtesy of Pixabay

 

In doing so, this was a clear violation of NBA rules. The New York Times’ article detailed the massive amount he was earning over the four years he was involved in the scandal, which stated: “He was paid to make picks on games, initially earning $2,000 for each correct pick and later $5,000, according to court records.”

 

Suffering from a severe gambling addiction, this obviously caused shockwaves, with many not expecting Donaghy, who’d officiated NBA games for 13 years, to be capable of such acts.

 

After being convicted, he would serve 15 months in prison for his actions, which he later admits to regretting. Since then there’s been a film which features his story and he’s even written a book called “Personal Foul” which offers plenty of insight into the drama.

 

Although the scandal is now well and truly in the past, it certainly tarnished the NBA’s name and shone the spotlight on the corruption that can occur through gambling at the time.

 

Start trading the right way and log in to your sports betting account. Register now if you don’t have one yet and be on your way to becoming a successful trader.

 

Be one step ahead of your game by receiving our latest sports news and betting tips!
Recent Blogs

CONNECT WITH US:

MARCH MADNESS T&C

HOW TO JOIN

  1. Participants should have an active social media account. Social media platforms included in this program are as follows:
    1. Twitter
    2. Instagram
    3. VK
  2. To qualify, you must follow the mechanics required in ANY of these platforms:
    1. Twitter
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Twitter account
      2. Like the tweet related to March Madness
      3. Quote retweet post with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
    2. Instagram
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Instagram account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on story with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
      4. Mention/Tag @vodds_official on your story
    3. VK
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official VK account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on your profile with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
  3. Other requirements:
    1. Shared posts (excluding stories) should not be deleted until the end of the campaign
    2. Social media accounts should be in public for post verification
  4. Winner selection
    1. Announcement of winners will be at 2 PM GMT+8
    2. There will be daily and grand prizes at the end of the campaign
    3. Daily winners will be draw randomly using https://wheelofnames.com/
    4. Participants can join as many times as they want but only 1 entry per day
    5. Entries accumulated during the campaign will be added and draw at the end of the campaign for the Grand Prize
    6. Confirmed winners will be contacted and will be requested to provide the ff.
      1. Full Name
      2. Email Address
      3. Mobile Number
      4. Country
      5. Payment Method (please see the list of available payment channels here)
  5. Prizes & Withdrawal guidelines
    1. 3 random winners will win 10 USD on daily games
    2. 3 random winners will win 50 USD on the final four stage
    3. A total of 200 USD will be awarded at the end of the campaign to the grand prize winner.
    4. Prizes will be added to your VOdds account and can be withdrawn after completing of the turnover requirements
  6. Other terms & conditions
    1. This offer is valid to new customers of VOdds and existing users who have not previously deposited and can be availed from the period of March 9 – April 5, 2022 only.
    2. You must have settled bets of up to 5X of the prize before your winnings and prizes become withdrawable.
    3. Prize will be converted to your VOdds account currency using xe.com rate.
    4. This offer only applies to bets placed via VOdds website. Bets that are placed using our API will not qualify for this offer.
    5. Bets placed on Positional Orders will not qualify.
    6. If the requirements for this offer have not been met within 30 days from your first deposit, the promotion will expire.
    7. All qualifying bets must be settled before the promotion’s expiry.
    8. If you cancel your bonus after you enter the promotion or before you complete the requirements, the offer shall be forfeited.
    9. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. You can only have one active bonus at a time. VOdds reserves the right to limit the eligibility or cancel any offer to any customer.
    10. This offer is strictly limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number, same payment account number (e.g. SKRILL, NETELLER, etc), and shared computer (e.g. public library or workplace).
    11. In case of canceled, voided, rejected, or non-runner bets, stakes will be put back into the original wallets and wagering progress is reverted.
    12. If any terms of the offer are breached (or there is any evidence of multiple bets placed by a customer from any other promotional offer resulting in guaranteed customer profits regardless of the outcome), VOdds reserves the right to reclaim the bonus or void any bets funded by the promotion.
    13. These terms and conditions operate in conjunction with VOdds’ General Terms and Conditions.