Three A-League men players arrested over betting scandal

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Macarthur FC captain Ulises Dávila is one of three players from the A-League side arrested this morning over an alleged betting scandal, ABC News has reported.

The arrests come after the NSW Police Organised Crime Squad Gaming Unit launched an investigation into the alleged manipulation of yellow cards during football games for gambling purposes.

Police will allege detectives discovered Dávila, 33, had been allegedly taking instructions from a man — believed to be in South America — to organise yellow cards to occur during certain points in A-League games.

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The alleged offending occurred during games played on 24 November 2023, 9 December 2023, 20 April 2024, and 4 May 2024.

Following his arrest at South Coogee on Friday morning, Dávila is expected to be charged with two counts of engage in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of an event, and two counts of facilitate in conduct that corrupts a betting out of an event.

A 27-year-old player from Parramatta and a 32-year-old player from West Hoxton were also arrested on Friday morning and are expected to be charged.

All three men will face court on Friday afternoon.

Source: ABC News

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