Tennis player Adam Michael Green, placed 1100 bets winning $438,000

A former Australian table tennis player is alleged to have won $438,000 in fixed match wagers.

According to court records, a former top Australian table tennis player made over 1100 bets on fixed international table tennis tournament matches, earning $438,000 in the process.

Adam Michael Green, 41, of Newcastle, is accused of placing 1170 bets from his home with Australian online bookmakers in the seven months leading up to his December arrest.

On Friday, defence counsel Drew Hamilton testified in Newcastle Local Court that the police brief of proof against Green was about 6500 pages long.

According to court records, a former top Australian table tennis player made over 1100 bets on fixed international table tennis tournament matches, earning $438,000 in the process.

Adam Michael Green, 41, of Newcastle, is accused of placing 1170 bets from his home with Australian online bookmakers in the seven months leading up to his December arrest.

On Friday, defence counsel Drew Hamilton testified in Newcastle Local Court that the police brief of proof against Green was about 6500 pages long.

“It's a really complicated issue that crosses several borders,” Hamilton said.

Both the prosecution and defense requested a five-week adjournment, but magistrate Caleb Franklin agreed to postpone the case until June 24 to allow both sides more time to discuss what to do next in the case.

Adam Michael Green, a former table tennis player from Newcastle, has been charged with participating in an alleged match fixing operation.
Adam Michael Green, a former table tennis player from Newcastle, has been charged with participating in an alleged match fixing operation.
At this stage, no pleas have been entered.

Green, who was excused from Friday's brief trial, faces one count of betting on an event with corrupt information, one count of intentionally engaging with proceeds of crime with the intent to hide, and two counts of supplying the corrupt information to two other individuals.

Green is charged with putting the 1170 wagers between May 6 and December 15 of last year while armed with knowledge about fixed matches and "fixed contingencies inside matches" in Eastern European table tennis competitions.

He was also charged with trafficking with proceeds of crime totaling $204,383.79 with the intent to hide them.

Green allegedly passed on details about the fixed table tennis matches to Luke Savill, a resident of the United Kingdom, with the knowledge that Savill would use the information to place bets with European bookmakers.

Green is also accused of sharing the details with his brother, Matthew, knowing that he would almost certainly use it to gamble.

Green was arrested in December following the establishment of Strike Force Brombal by investigators from the State Crime Command's Organized Crime Squad, aided by Sport Integrity Australia, to investigate a transnational gambling syndicate allegedly placing corrupt bets.

Tags