Archive for June, 2014

Cameroon National Team Involved in World Cup Match Fixing Rumors
June 29th, 2014 By April Bergman

Cameroon National Team Involved in World Cup Match Fixing Rumors

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, Cameroon’s football federation, Fecafoot, is investigating allegations that 7 players from the national team fixed a World Cup match against Croatia. The match in question ended with a 4-0 Croatian victory. A convicted match fixer is said to have profited from two bets on the match, winning bets […]

167 Gamblers Won on the Betsson Proposition Bet on Luis Suarez Biting a WC Opponent
June 25th, 2014 By April Bergman

167 Gamblers Won on the Betsson Proposition Bet on Luis Suarez Biting a WC Opponent

A Norwegian man won bizarre bet on the proposition Luis Suarez would bite an opponent during the World Cup. Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiollini during yesterday’s contest between Uruguay and Italy, fulfilling the stipulations of the bet. Luis Suarez, the talented striker for Liverpool FC and the Uruguyan National Team, had been sanctioned twice […]

Chinese Student Leaps to Death Due to World Cup Gambling Debts
June 23rd, 2014 By April Bergman

Chinese Student Leaps to Death Due to World Cup Gambling Debts

A second-year college student leaped to his death from the 7th story of a building after losing $7,000 gambling on the World Cup, Chinese state media said today. The student, identified only as “Lin”, jumped from a building on his campus on Monday. A witness said he jumped after learning he had lost a big […]

Lionel Messi Goal Versus Iran Saves One Las Vegas Gambler $350,000
June 22nd, 2014 By April Bergman

Lionel Messi Goal Versus Iran Saves One Las Vegas Gambler $350,000

One gambler wagered $350,000 on the outcome of Saturday’s match between Argentina and Iran. The anonymous punter is said to have wagered the money on two separate days in what should have been one of the surest bets of the tournament. In fact, during the ESPN broadcast of the match, a broadcaster introducing the teams […]

Illegal World Cup Gaming Ring in Hong Kong Had Record $645 Million per Week in Bets
June 20th, 2014 By April Bergman

Illegal World Cup Gaming Ring in Hong Kong Had Record $645 Million per Week in Bets

Hong Kong police this week busted an illegal sports betting ring which totaled $645 million of wagers in one single week. When first announced, the police raid represented the largest single illegal operation shut down during the 2014 World Cup. As more details have emerged, it has become obvious that the Hong Kong raid is […]

Hong Kong Police Seize Cash in One of Many Illegal World Cup Betting Rings
June 18th, 2014 By April Bergman

Hong Kong Police Seize Cash in One of Many Illegal World Cup Betting Rings

The Hong Kong Police’s Organized Crime and Triad Bureay seized stacks of cash on June 9, 2014. The raid was part of a region-wide attempt by Asian law enforcement to tamp down on illegal gambling during the month-long 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Hong Kong police raids included a cross-border operation with mainland Chinese […]

Derek Bethea Sentenced to 17 Years for Cheating at Cards in New Jersey
June 15th, 2014 By April Bergman

Derek Bethea Sentenced to 17 Years for Cheating at Cards in New Jersey

Derek Bethea, 57 New Jersey resident, received 17 years in prison for swindling and cheating at casino gambling. Mr. Bethea was caught placing bets at a craps table after the dice had been rolled at three separate casinos. The three incidents happened over a two-week period in August 2013. The Atlantic City incidents were not […]

New Jersey Senate Unanimously Approves Privacy Amendments to Self-Exclusion Bill
June 13th, 2014 By April Bergman

New Jersey Senate Unanimously Approves Privacy Amendments to Self-Exclusion Bill

The New Jersey state senate approved a bill on Thursday, June 12 that will make it easier for those with problem gambling to exclude themselves from casinos. The previous self-exclusion law in New Jersey required a person to list themselves as a problem gambler in order to sign up for the self-ban list. The unanimous […]

Odds for Opening Matches of the 2014 World Cup: Brazil v Croatia, Spain v Netherlands
June 11th, 2014 By April Bergman

Odds for Opening Matches of the 2014 World Cup: Brazil v Croatia, Spain v Netherlands

Thursday kicks off the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Three matches are on the schedule for Friday, in what amounts to a preview of the month-long tournament. The matches spread over the next couple of days include the host country and pre-tournament favorite, as well as a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Finals. Below […]

Thai Police Announce World Cup 2014 Gambling Prevention and Suppression Centre
June 7th, 2014 By April Bergman

Thai Police Announce World Cup 2014 Gambling Prevention and Suppression Centre

Bangkok police are set to launch their World Cup 2014 Gambling Prevention and Suppression Centre. The police detachment will focus on the stemming a rise in illegal betting when the tournament begins on Friday morning in Brazil. The main focus of the new law enforcement program is online gambling. The police are determined to shut […]

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