Bookies take bets on ‘match fixing’ ref

Posted on November 4, 2005 

Bookies take bets on ‘match fixing’ ref

Bookies in Germany are taking bets on the outcome of the trial of a referee accused of match fixing.

German referee Robert Hoyzer is in court charged with organised fraud after allegedly rigging matches for a Croatian gangster.

Prosecutors say Hoyzer helped net more than £1.3 million from betting agencies, mostly state-controlled Oddset.

Bookies Intertops, which is based in Salzburg, Austria, expects to make a mint out of the trial with odds such as 100:1 for all charges to be dropped against Hoyzer.

The trial of the 26-year-old ref, which is taking place at the Berlin Regional Court, continues this week.

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from Ananova

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