ï»¿ Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of this Year
Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news by the end of each and every year?
Of all the video gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, perhaps the biggest story of all of the had been the arrest and indictment of 14 FIFA executives, but not President Sepp Blatter.
Because, unfortunately, bankruptcies and scandals are seemingly inevitable in a high-stakes world where 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 whom 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 case which will alter the landscape of daily dream activities forever.
But allow’s start towards the top.
FIFA Gets Kicked
Match-fixing in soccer during the walk out happens on a regular basis. But so-called fixing of World Cups can be an entirely different ball game.
Come july 1st, 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 (although he was brief