To watch Mark Davies speaking French:
- Internet Explorer —-no FireFox.
- Latest Flash.
- Go to M6 Replay.
- Select “-magazines”-.
- Scroll on the right to go to “-Enquete Exclusive”-.
- Select Sunday, May 1, 2008 —- Paris sportifs: Quand la Mafia s’-en mele…-
- Windows Media.
- 9:00 into, they talk about Davydenko.
- 11:00 into, they show the BetFair HQ.
- Mark Davies is introduced as “-the #2″-. And, later on, they mis-translate “-Managing Director”- into “-Directeur General”-, which means “-CEO”- in French. Let’-s hope David Yu won’-t watch that tape.
- His French is not superb…- but quite close to.
- Explains that, in the Davydenko match, it was the bets that lead the game —-not the other way around. So, BetFair voided all bets.
- I am realizing that the phrase “-the prices of the bets”- (”-les prix des paris“-) is not usable. Better to talk about probabilities to the public.
- The rest of that news report is devoted to demonstrating, thru innuendos, rumors, unfounded pseudo facts, and mis-reported true facts, that the Mafia is in control of all world sports —-thru world-wide betting.
- At the very end, though, one official (from the tennis federation, the ATP, if my memory is correct) says that they cooperate with some betting operators to stop corruption.
M6 – Enquete Exclusive – Sunday, June 1, 2008 —- Paris sportifs: Quand la Mafia s’-en mele…- –- [Sports bets: When the Mafia gets involved…]
1.6 million French people watched that TV show.