Can anyone offer teams and players cash rewards for WINNING games>

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by tahoma, May 6, 2017.

  1. tahoma

    tahoma New Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Pre-written, performance-based bonuses are often given by clubs, but is it legal for an outsider to offer money to players for winning an individual game?

    That is my million dollar question.
     
  2. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've heard a podcast where a player mentioned getting a winning bonus, so if teams can do it, why not outsiders too, as long as they're not betting on the game?
     
  3. tahoma

    tahoma New Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I actually had betting in mind for this. What if you offered bonuses to low-paid players to win an otherwise insignificant game such as a friendly? Surely it's not as probable as when bribing a team to lose a game, but on the other hand, from what I understand, it wouldn't be illegal.
     
  4. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. SirFozzie

    SirFozzie Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 17, 2001
    Franklin, MA
    It can happen, but definitely invites scrutiny (for example in the wild and wooly days of the Serie A and the Bundesliga, the pressure to stay up was so great that a team on the cusp of relegation would offer a win bonus to the teams playing their fellow relegation battlers.)

    Some leagues do crack down on it, see the 2016 La Liga race:

    http://www.espnfc.us/spanish-primer...javier-tebas-unconcerned-about-bonus-payments
     
  6. RickySevern

    RickySevern New Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    USA, Washington
    Hi, friends! Talking about bettering and fixing games is interesting! I'd like to thank you for sharing!
     

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