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Rule 1: Follow the Money

April 23, 2010

The salary cap crisis enveloping Melbourne Storm has to go down as one of the least leaked scandals of all time . . . almost. There were, however, a few individuals in on the news that broke ranks to make a few bucks from the impending disaster. Honour among thieves.

THE early warning signs of the biggest sports scandal in Australian history came on Wednesday night when a couple of punters placed bets with bookmakers on Melbourne to win the wooden spoon.

By yesterday morning, the alarm bells rang louder as more and more bookies took bets on the Storm coming last in the 2010 NRL season.

Early yesterday morning, leading bookmaker Sportingbet shut down its wooden spoon market, after fielding several bets at 250-1, with three punters standing to win $10,000 each.

“We took three bets to win $10,000 and another to win $8000 for the Storm to win the wooden spoon, all within 10 minutes of each other,” said Sportingbet Australia spokesman Bill Richmond. “You don’t take a series of bets like that unless someone knows something.”

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