Tag Archives: NPB
- Japan going for carrot and stick approach to end baseball gambling scandal
April 6, 2016
The Nippon Professional Baseball is relaxing its strict rules, all for the sake of finally ending the gambling scandal that hit the Japanese baseball league. Early this week, the organization announced it will offer limited suspension to members—players or team staff—who would come forward and admit their involvement in betting...
- Yomiuri Giants faces ¥5M fine, pitcher banned from playing over baseball gambling scandal
March 23, 2016
Japan’s oldest professional baseball, the Yomiuri Giants, has been ordered to pay ¥5 million in fines after another of its players was found to have bet on baseball. The player, pitcher Kyosuke Takagi, has been suspended for one year, the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) announced on Tuesday, according to Kyodo...
- Yomiuri Giants pitcher banned for betting on baseball
October 6, 2015
A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants Satoshi Fukuda has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team. According to Giants president Hiroshi Kubo on Monday, Fukuda’s acquaintance contacted the team last month, saying the pitcher had not paid his gambling debts. Fukuda had been invited to...
More Giants pitchers caught up in betting scandal
October 21, 2015
Ex-gang member in Giants betting scandal gets 18 months in jail
December 12, 2016
Baseball gambling snafu leaves Tokyo Olympic execs reeling
October 23, 2015
Yomiuri Giants pitcher banned for betting on baseball
October 6, 2015