Boat race fraud case Deliberately lowers finish order when running in advantageous inner frame Higher dividend on January 29 14:44
In return for a motorboat athlete deliberately lowering their rank, in the case of being arrested for receiving a reward from a relative who hit the boat ticket, they decided to finish first when running from the inner frame where most fraud was considered advantageous. An interview with the Nagoya District Public Prosecutors' Investigation Division revealed that the price had been lowered and the dividend had been raised.
Former boat racer Masaki Nishikawa (29) returned a boat ticket in 18 races at 10 racetracks nationwide, including Aichi Prefecture, in pursuit of a lower goal in last year. He was re-arrested by the Nagoya District Public Prosecutors' Investigation Division for receiving over 34 million yen from his relative, Susumu Masukawa (53).
In the boat race, six athletes compete in a ranking of three laps on a 600-meter course, and the inner course with less mileage is considered to be advantageous. The probability that a player who ran from the "1 course" in the inner frame will be 1st place is more than 50%.
In this case, out of 18 races suspected of being re-arrested by Nishikawa, 14 of the 14 races were run on "one course" or "two courses", an interview with the Special Investigation Division revealed that .
Most of the fraud was deliberately lowered in order to increase the dividend from the advantaged inner frame, and in some races the dividend exceeded 390 times the bet.
The Special Investigation Division is investigating that they had made significant profits by exploiting the characteristics of boat racing.