The club itself approached the bookmakers with suspicions of the team’s effortless defense in the game. It turned out that the number of bets, involving Naglis losing the game by more than 30 points, were exceptionally high.
Naglis were trailing by 29 points after three quarters, but lost the last period 20-28 and ended up losing 66-103 all together.
After being notified about the possible illegal operations, most domestic bookmakers took all bets involved with the game off the table and passed on video footage of Naglis’ players and relatives to the club.
“It was really suspicious that almost all the bets were against Naglis and only a couple percent were for them. Bookmakers had rated the odds of both possible outcomes equally – at 1.85,” said one of the bookmaker’s representatives.
Spread through bookmakers around the country, over € 8,000-worth bets were placed domestically. It is possible that even more money could have been placed on online betting websites, based abroad.