Match Fixing Racket by Organized Crime

FIFA, (The International Federation of Association Football) estimates that organized crime syndicates make up to $15 Billion a year by fixing football (American Soccer) matches.

One single match fixing scandal in Italy is estimated to have made the Camorra and Mafia syndicates $2.6 Billion in earnings.

(More earnings from under the table jobs and crime.)

Gambling investigations in Italy found that it costs up to $516,0000 to fix a football match in the top Italian league. In Croatia, a match could be fixed for $25,600.

(More match fixing statistics.)

Source:  Associated Press, “Soccer faces epic fight against match-fixing,” Google News, February 12, 2013.