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Ligue 1 betting activity investigated

April 30, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Several online bookmakers stopped taking bets ahead of Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Ajaccio and Montpellier after irregularities in betting patterns were spotted.

Montpellier-based newspaper Midi Libre revealed online bookies and France's betting watchdog, the On-line Gambling Regulatory Authority (ARJEL), were alerted when unusually high sums were wagered on a home victory for Ajaccio, who are battling against relegation from Ligue 1.

"The operators and ARJEL became aware ...

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