Tag Archives: sports betting
- Seahawks’ Sherman: NFL injury reports “for gamblers, for Vegas”
September 21, 2017
A Commonwealth of Kentucky legislator wants to prepare his state for sports betting’s eventual legality, while an NFL defensive back wants the league to pull its hypocritical head out of its ass. Wednesday saw Kentucky state Sen. Julian Carroll file BR 155, which would exempt sports betting from the state’s...
- NHL to allow Nevada betting on Las Vegas Golden Knights
September 7, 2017
The National Hockey League doesn’t give a damn whether Nevada sportsbooks take wagers on its new Las Vegas expansion franchise. One year ago, the NHL announced that its newest franchise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, would be slapping on the skates in time for the puck dropping on the 2017-18...
- California cardroom’s illegal betting ringleader pleads guilty
August 30, 2017
The father and son operators of an illegal sportsbook at a California cardroom have pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Thirteen months ago, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service and the San Diego Police Department charged 14 individuals with operating an illegal credit betting operation being...
- 5 times a charm: The feds finally nailed the world’s most successful sports bettor, but not for gambling
August 1, 2017
This is a guest contribution by Brian Saady. If you would like to submit a contribution please contact Bill Beatty for submission details. Thank you. The ultimate “insider” in the world of sports betting, Billy Walters, was sentenced last week to five years in prison for leading an insider trading scheme. Understandably,...
- Tribal gaming throws support behind sports betting legalization
July 31, 2017
American tribal gaming operators have thrown their weight behind the US commercial casino lobby group’s push for legal sports betting. On Monday, the American Gaming Association (AGA) announced that the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) had joined the AGA’s Coalition on Sports Betting, which aims to convince the federal government...
- Sports bettor Billy Walters gets five years in prison, $10m fine for insider trading
July 27, 2017
Famed sports bettor Billy Walters has been fined $10m and sentenced to five years in federal prison for insider trading. In April, Walters was convicted on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy for his role in an insider trading scheme that netted him $32m in profits while avoiding...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017