Manila a Center for World Soccer Scam?

Soccer is probably the world’s most popular sport, commanding billions-strong audiences from slums to palaces. It may also be the world’s most corrupt sport, with the epicenter of illegal gambling operation in Asia--including Manila, reports the International Herald TribuneThe biggest gambling houses each transacted $2 billion a week, all done with algorithms and machines, almost like any commodity house in the U.S. or London. European police said hundreds of matches, including some involving the World Cup, the European Championships and the Champions League, may have been fixed in a global betting scam largely centered in Singapore. If the brains are in Singapore, the three largest gambling houses in Asia, IBCBET, SBOBET and 188BET, are in Manila, Reuters reported.