Reaction to the Sports Law in “30 for 30 Playing for the Mob”

Reactionto the Sports Law in “30 for 30: Playing for the Mob&quotThesport law is necessary to regulate the conduct of stakeholders andprevent occurrence of scandals like the ones exposed in the video.However, the law has been ineffective in preventing such crimesbecause of the complexity of the sporting environment. Theeffectiveness of the law is also limited by the strong organizationmade between the stakeholders of a game and gambling match fixers.The limitation in effectiveness is also as a result of lowcompliance, ignorance of the law and lack of close supervision bysports bodies. For instance, the college basketball managementinstitutions did not strengthen their supervision towards preventingor discovering match fixing, as exposed in the film.Thesports law is ineffective because the people supposed to enforce itare the same people breaking the law. For instance, the provisions ofthe sports law are breached by the players in college basketball indue to their enticement with money. At the heart of the breach areindividualistic fans and gamblers who can stand at nothing but win.These dynamics make the fixation of games, not only unfair to thegame, but also a crime under the sports law.Theineffectiveness of the sports law to prevent such crimes shows howcomplex the sporting environment is. The complexity is mostly becausethe people involved in sports crime like match fixing are unknown tothe management institutions. In this case, the management of collegebasketball sport in Boston had little grip on the developments of thematch fixing conspiracy. At the same time, the ineffectiveness of thelaw was partly because the match officials could not detect matchfixing from the match outcomes.