Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news by the end of every 12 months?
Of most the video gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, arguably the story that is biggest of all of the ended up being the arrest and indictment of 14 FIFA executives, but not President Sepp Blatter.
Because, unfortunately, bankruptcies and scandals are seemingly inevitable in a world that is high-stakes fortunes are won and lost in a matter of seconds.
2015 wasn’t immune to scandalous news, including a whopper involving widespread corruption at FIFA; a multi-million buck lawsuit against a star poker player who was accused of cheating; a longtime poker magazine shutting up shop; certainly one of golf’s most readily useful players accused of involvement in an illegal gambling ring; and an alleged insider trading case that may alter the landscape of daily fantasy sports forever.
But let’s start towards the top.
FIFA Gets Kicked
Match-fixing in soccer at the ground level occurs on a regular basis. But so-called fixing of World Cups is an completely different pastime.
This summer, key officials within FIFA, professional soccer’s governing body, were rounded up by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and charged with widespread, systemic corruption. The charges included fraud, cash laundering, and bribery. In all, the DoJ, aided by an investigation by the FBI, indict Continue lendo “Video Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of this Year”