Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news by the end of every 12 months?
Of all the video gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, arguably the story that is biggest 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 unavoidable in a high-stakes globe where fortunes are won and lost in a matter of seconds.
2015 had not been 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 closing up shop; one of golf’s best players accused of participation in an illegal gambling ring; and an alleged insider trading situation that may alter the landscape of day-to-day fantasy activities forever.
But allow’s start at the top.
FIFA Gets Kicked
Match-fixing in soccer at the walk out occurs on a regular basis. But alleged fixing of World Cups is definitely 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 fraud, cash laundering, and bribery. All while FIFA’s President Sepp Blatter somehow avoided prosecution Læs videre “Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of the Year”