Games betting scams alert

Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has claimed team sports will be an obvious target for anyone attempting to fix an event at the London 2012 Games.

Robertson believes betting scams are most likely to occur given the growth in spread betting as gamblers can now stake money on the smallest detail in an event rather than the overall outcome, making illegal acts of fixing potentially difficult to detect.

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However, a dedicated police intelligence unit is to be introduced for the London Games, tasked with identifying attempts to fix events.