The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Littler Swindlers and Bigger Swindlers

Feb 18, 2013

What a scandal! A number of soccer matches at the highest level were fixed! How? By a vast international network that successfully bribed umpires and players in more than 450 matches in Europe and Latin America over several years.

What makes it possible is the legalization and spread of betting on sports. That is the first swindle, even if it’s legal. It consists, like all lotteries, in collecting the money of a large number of gamblers, in order to pay back a small part of the money collected to some of them.

And guess who pockets the rest!