This is the Russian Liga Pro, an obscure, semiprofessional table tennis competition that has over the past 10 months become the unlikeliest of sports betting phenomena in the United States.
Also to know is, is Moscow table tennis rigged?
There is no evidence that the Moscow Liga Pro, Setka Cup, or the Win Cup have been involved with match-fixing. … Neither the Moscow Liga Pro, Setka Cup, or the Win Cup are authorised by the ITTF. As such, it cannot police them unless the Russian and Ukrainian table tennis federations are involved.
Correspondingly, where can I watch table tennis in Moscow Liga Pro?
To live stream Moscow Liga Pro table tennis:
- Log-in or register for an account at bet365 (use the bonus code “NEWBONUS”)
- Visit bet365 > live streaming > table tennis.
- When the live streaming window opens, select the Moscow Liga Pro match you want to watch.
How much do Russian table tennis players make?
A February 2011 article for Yahoo Sports notes that ping-pong players may earn between $3,000 and $35,000 per win during regular season matches. However, the article notes that championship wins for such tournaments as the International Table Tennis Federation can earn players as much as $40,000.
Another reason to bet on table tennis is the time it airs. Most matches in leagues like Moscow Liga Pro take place at times when other major sports aren’t live. This gives you the chance to win money while other North American games aren’t being played.
Ethan: It’s incredibly fun because the matches take 10–20 minutes, so you get a quick rush. Advice — live bet. There are so many times when a heavy favorite will lose the first set and you can get them either close to even money, or as an underdog.
Yes, pingpong. It’s happening halfway around the world in Russia. It’s possibly fixed. … He doesn’t know much about any of the participants, and when he started betting table tennis he didn’t even fully understand how it was scored.
Three matches take place at the same time, each match takes only 10 to 15 minutes, and on it goes for up to 20 hours a day, he said.
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All matches are played on professional indoor sports grounds at X-Park and live streamed on the platform’s YouTube channel.