SEOUL - Club owners from South Korea's
K-League have asked a state-run sports bookmaker to stop taking
bets on matches, cutting a lucrative source of revenue, after
two players were arrested in a widening match-fixing scandal.
Prosecutors allege the two players were involved in a
match-fixing scheme in which they were paid up to 120 million
won ($110,000) to help their sides lose in April.
The club owners said in a statement that they had requested
Sports Toto (lottery) to halt running a book on all league
Sports Toto said on Friday it had yet to make a decision.
Two brokers, including a former K-League player, have also
been arrested in the scandal. A former national team player is
also being investigated.
South Korean media reported on Friday the scandal was
widening and that prosecutors were now investigating more than
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