UPDATE: Man charged after corrupt betting on table tennis tournaments


A man from Broadmeadow, who was part of an illegal betting syndicate that placed corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments, was arrested this morning.

The 40-year-old man was charged with use corrupt conduct information to bet on event and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal.

During the search of the man’s home, strike force detectives seized $12,000 cash, as well as documentation and electronic devices.

He was granted strict conditional bail, and will appear before Newcastle local court on 28 January 2021.

Earlier: Broadmeadow man arrested after investigation into corrupt betting

A Broadmeadow man has been arrested by Organised Crime Squad detectives after an investigation into an alleged gambling syndicate placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments.

In June this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, with assistance from Sport Integrity Australia, established Strike Force Brombal to investigate the transnational gambling syndicate.

Inquiries revealed a 40-year-old Broadmeadow man received information relating to fixed table tennis matches in Europe.

Corrupt bets were subsequently placed on the matches, resulting in winnings valued at $500,000.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives executed nine search warrants at homes at Broadmeadow, Wickham, Hamilton, Stockton, Cameron Park, Hawks Nest and Shortland from 6am today (Wednesday 16 December 2020).

Detectives were assisted throughout the operation by officers from Newcastle City, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens Hunter Police Districts.

During the searches, investigators seized documentation and electronic devices, which will undergo further examination.

A 40-year-old man was arrested at a home at Broadmeadow and taken to Newcastle Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.

Investigations under Strike Force Brombal are continuing.