Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news at the end of each year?
Of most the gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, arguably the biggest story 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 apparently inevitable in a high-stakes globe where fortunes are won and lost in a matter of seconds.
2015 was not immune to scandalous news, including a whopper involving widespread corruption at FIFA; a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a star poker player who was accused of cheating; a longtime poker magazine closing up shop; one of golf’s most readily useful players accused of participation in an illegal gambling ring; and an alleged insider trading case which will alter the landscape of daily fantasy sports forever.
But allow’s start at the very top.
FIFA Gets Kicked
Match-fixing in soccer at the ground level takes place on a regular basis. But alleged fixing of World Cups can be an completely various ball game.
Come early july, 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 all, the DoJ, aided by an investigation by the FBI, indicted 14