Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news by the end of each 12 months?
Of all the video gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, arguably the biggest story of most ended up being the arrest and indictment of 14 FIFA executives, but not President Sepp Blatter.
Because, unfortunately, bankruptcies and scandals are apparently inescapable in a world that is high-stakes fortunes are won and lost in a matter of seconds.
2015 had not been resistant 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 closing up shop; certainly one of golf’s best players accused of involvement in an illegal gambling ring; and an alleged insider trading case that will alter the landscape of day-to-day dream activities forever.
But let’s start towards the top.
FIFA Gets Kicked
Match-fixing in soccer during the walk out takes place all the time. But so-called fixing of World Cups is an ball game that is entirely different.
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 fraudulence, cash laundering, and bribery. In most, the DoJ, aided by an investigation by the FBI, indic Leia mais