Two are charged with an NRL Dally M Medal betting scandal after a wave of lucrative late bets were posted
- Two men would have placed bets with insider information about who would be the winner
- Police raided two houses and a company believed to be linked to crime
- The NRL contacted the police after they noticed suspicious gambling trends
An investigation into suspicious bets placed at the NRL Dally M Medal Awards has resulted in two charges.
Joshua Wilson, 29, and Ben Trevisol, 31, are said to have used inside information to place bets on Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy before winning the 2019 Coach of the Year award.
Last week, NSW police raided Mr. Wilson’s data company, Stat Edge in Surry Hills, downtown Sydney, which was used by judges to vote in favor of the October 2 event, according to the Daily telegram.
Mr. Trevisol is the company’s general manager and the two are said to have sent text messages about the amount they gambled on Bellamy after hearing that he would win.
The two are said to have used inside information to place bets on Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy (pictured) before winning the 2019 Coach of the Year award
Joshua Wilson, 29, owns Stat Edge, which was used by judges to vote prior to the October 2 event. Shown on the right is Ben Trevisol, 31, the company’s general manager
The men then reportedly placed bets on Bellamy with multiple different betting companies.
Agents also raided the homes of two men in Sydney, where they confiscated documents, electronic devices and computers.
There is no suggestion that Bellamy has leaked any information.
No NRL player, coach or official is suspected of any involvement, nor is anyone from the event’s broadcast partner, Fox Sports.
On Thursday, the men were charged with an official report and were charged.
“ The police will argue in court that the men placed bets on the 2019 Dally M Coach of the Year Award winner with insider information about the result, ” said the police in a statement.
“It is also alleged that they shared information with other people who in turn placed bets on various betting offices.”
Last week, agents raided homes in Paddington and Waterloo in downtown Sydney along with a company in Surry Hills, where they confiscated documents and computers
The NRL contacted the police after identifying suspicious gambling trends during the awards.
Not chosen as a favorite to win, Bellamy only scored $ 7 prior to the awards, making it alleged for those in charge to make huge gains.
The two men will appear in the Downing Center Local Court on August 20.
The men received an announcement from the court and were charged with placing bets with prior knowledge of the results before passing the information on to others