Sydney software company pay high price over Dally M betting scandal

Two employees of a Sydney software company were convicted over the 2019 National Rugby League (NRL), Dally M betting scandal. The two men were charged with using insider information to place bets on the outcome of the end of season award show

StatsEdge was the data provider that had a contract with the NRL to tally the voting data from the Dally M awards ceremony in 2019. Local authorities found that company founder Joshua Dallas Wilson and the former director Benjamin David Tevisiol had placed bets on Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy in the hours leading up to his surprise win. 

Court proceedings revealed that both Wilson and Tevisol were in charge of the confidential voting data. The two then used this information to place bets.

In a Sydney court, police prosecutors revealed that Wilson had placed two bets of $354 USD on Bellamy through betting agent Sportbet. Tevisiol placed two bets of $110 USD for the win. The pair were drinking at a Sydney pub prior to the awards and prosecutors also allege the duo shared the betting information with friends.

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