Bookie: Derrick Jones Jr.-Kevin Durant video-game result leaked, tilted betting
Their matchup was televised Friday night on ESPN. But Jones said they played and record the game earlier, according to a since-deleted tweet by Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel.
That pre-taping has opened the door to a scandal.Cool Media PR:
The NBA 2K Players Only Tournament over the weekend caused a headache for sportsbooks because it was pre-taped, and information was ultimately leaked.
“We initially made Durant the favorite to win the tournament, but he was taking very little action over the course of the first 24 hours,” Robert Cooper, Odds Manager at SportsBetting.ag, said. “When we posted the first-round matchup lines and the bets were completely one-sided toward Jones Jr., it became obvious that someone knew the outcome of the game.”
That’s a major allegation.
Before going forward, this situation alone is serious. There ought to be major questions facing everyone involved.