Doggers – these are players of betting companies who make bets on sportive events, which should end with the outcome known to them in advance.

Doggers either make arrangements about results with sportsmen or buy information from informers or buying fixed games. It should be noted that you can find a lot of advertisements about selling fixed matches – but as a matter of fact, these are just fraud (so-called pseudodoggers).

Enrolment of sportsmen

Organizers of fixed games try to find their victims among clients of betting companies. Very often sportsmen who believe they are experts in sports start to make bets, too. Some of them become dependent on gambling and start suffering from financial hardships. Organizers of fixed matches enroll these gambling sportsmen.

Another type of players who participate in fixed games are those sportsmen who are not paid a lot of money. Sometimes sport clubs lose financing and stop paying salary to their sportsmen. When doggers find this out, they offer to improve their financial situation.


To maximize their profit doggers resort to services of professional players who always have money deposits in different betting companies. Many professional players have become so-called “ceding players” because today it is almost impossible to win a lot of money by professional game.

Doggers order bets to ceding players for an outcome that doggers want and pay rewards ranging from 10 to 50 percent of winnings, depending on their commitments and investments.

If a dogger pays money which should be betted in advance, there is almost no commission. If a ceding player uses his own money, reward sum is bigger.

Fighting fixed games

Betting companies, sportive bodies, independent non-commercial organisations and law-enforcement agencies fight fixed games. However, their attempt to fight it are not efficient, because only as much as 1 per cent of fixed games are disclosed. The only efficient way of fighting fixed games for betting companies is blocking accounts of players involved in fixed games and erasing bets for leagues with the highest number of “strange games”. Apart from that, betting companies inform controlling sportive bodies of strange bets.