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Post-U.S. Sports Gambling Legalization Scandals and Issues

As was expected, the transition post-May 2018 to widespread legalized sports betting in the United States has brought various concerns, legal quandaries, and outright scandals.  This page will be a repository of noteworthy events.  News articles are posted in chronological order, with most recent first.  I have divided new items into two categories: Scandals/Violations/Concerns (top of page) followed by Miscellaneous (e.g., regulation, NCAA and professional leagues, betting logistics, gambling scene, etc.)

Scandals/Violations/Concerns 

(most recent links first)

 

Sources: Ex-Angels IF David Fletcher Bet With Mizuhara Bookie
 
NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB Weigh Betting Risks After Porter Scandal
 
Ippei Mizuhara Wired Shohei Ohtani’s Money To ‘Real Housewives’ Star
 
Sources: NBA, Sportsbooks Discuss Changes To Player Props
 
Millions Stolen From Shohei Ohtani Funneled To Bookie Via Vegas Casino
 
Iowa-Based Athletes In Betting Inquiry Sue, Say Rights Violated
 
NFL Reinstates Five Players From Gambling Suspensions
 
A Timeline Of Sports Gambling Scandals Since 2018
 
Jontay Porter Banned From NBA For Gambling On Games, Giving Info To Bettors And Limiting Play For Betting Purposes
 
NBA Bans Raptors’ Jontay Porter For Gambling Violations
 
Sources: Jontay Porter Operated Betting Account, Wagered Millions Over Multiple Years, Now Banned From NBA
 
Colorado Sportsbooks Ordered To Report Any Bets By Jontay Porter
 
A Timeline Of Shohei Ohtani’s Ex-Interpreter’s Spiraling Gambling Debts
 
Shohei Ohtani’s Ex-Interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, Facing Federal Charge For Allegedly Stealing $16M From Dodgers Star
 
Feds Say Shohei Ohtani’s Ex-Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara Stole $16M
 
Japanese-Language Translator Charged In Complaint With Illegally Transferring More Than $16 Million From Baseball Player’s Account
 
Adam Silver: Raptors’ Jontay Porter Could Face Permanent Ban
 
Say It Ain’t So, Oh!
 
Appearance With Tom Haberstroh On The Finder POD Discussing The Recent Spate Of Sports Gambling Scandals
 
What To Know About Bookies Amid The Gambling Scandal Around Ohtani
 
Are Sports Betting Scandals Proving Cynics Right?
 
Sources: NBA Eyes Raptors’ Jontay Porter For Betting Issues
 
Shohei Ohtani, His Interpreter And Wire Transfers: A Timeline
 
Dodgers Fire Shohei Ohtani’s Interpreter Amid Allegation Of ‘Massive Theft’
 
Temple To Review Reports Of Unusual Wagering On UAB Game
 
Gambling Watchdog Alerts Unusual Wagering Activity On Temple Men’s Basketball Game
 
Motion Filed To Dismiss Charges Against Iowa State Athletes
 
Former NCAA Athlete Details Betting, Bookmaking, Addiction
 
Attorneys Want Evidence Suppressed In Iowa St. Betting Case
 
Suspended NFL Player Isaiah Rodgers Sr. Says Bets Were Made For Others
 
Brad Bohannon, Ex-Alabama Coach, Sanctioned In Betting Scandal
 
Man Pleads Guilty To Charges In Alabama Baseball Betting Scandal
 
Patriots’ Kayshon Boutte Arrested Over Illegal Betting At LSU
 
Kayshon Boutte Charged In Illegal Sports Gaming Scheme
 
Fantasy Football Cheating Scandal Leads To Site Firing Employee
 
Filing: Agent Felt Probe Of Iowa, Iowa St. Athletes Was Illegal
 
Attorney For Former Iowa State Players Says Sports Wagering Case Was ‘Warrantless’ Investigation
 
Ohio Casinos To Ban Ex-Alabama Baseball Coach Brad Bohannon, Associate
 
Iowa State TE DeShawn Hanika Has Betting Case Dismissed
 
Indiana Casinos Bar Bettor After College Baseball Wager
 
Hunter Dekkers Among 5 To Plead Guilty To Underage Gambling
 
UFC Enhances Hunt To Stop Betting By Fighters, Others In MMA
 
Sources: Iowa State’s Jake Remsburg Facing 6-Game Ban
 
Amid Gambling Violations, NFL Players Debate Betting Policy
Starting DT Noah Shannon Suspended For Season; Iowa To
Appeal
 
Jon Rahm: Gambling Distractions Happen ‘Every Single Round’
 
PGA Tour Says It Sees No Uptick In Fans Aiming To Distract Golfers
 
More Iowa State, Iowa Players Charged In Sports Betting Investigation
 
Agency: No Evidence Games Were Manipulated In Iowa, Iowa St. Gambling Investigation
 
Iowa Kicker Aaron Blom Accused Of Placing Underage Sports Wagers, Including On Iowa Football
 
Have We Seen The Last Major Wave Of NFL Betting Suspensions?
 
Iowa State QB Hunter Dekkers Accused Of Betting On ISU Sports, Including Football
 
Broncos’ Eyioma Uwazurike Suspended For Betting On NFL Games
 
Letter Shows NCAA Has Found 175 Sports-Betting Violations Since 2018
 
The Jonathan Gannon Tampering Case Could, In Theory, Spawn An Interesting Lawsuit
 
Congress Eyes Uptick In Sports Betting Controversies
 
Source: One NFL Player Lost $8 Million From Gambling In 2022
 
Massachusetts Officials Hold Hearing Over Concerns Regarding Barstool’s ‘Can’t Lose Parlay’
 
Massachusettes Sports Betting: MGC Holds Hearing On Barstool’s ‘Can’t Lose Parlay’
 
Inside The NFL’s Gambling Policy And Uptick In Violations
 
NFL Investigating Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers For Possible Betting
 
Source: ‘Pervasive’ Wagering From Colts Player Includes Bets On His Own Team
 
Cincinnati Baseball Coach Scott Googins Resigns
 
Teen Charged With Hacking DraftKings Bragged ‘Fraud Is Fun,’ Feds Say
 
Colorado Rapids Suspend Max Alves Amid Gambling Investigation – Source
 
Gaming Commission Investigating Iowa After Possible NCAA Violation
 
Sports Wagering Investigation (Iowa)
 
Gambling Cost Alabama’s Coach His Job. What Might It Cost Baseball?
 
Alabama Baseball Coach Brad Bohannon Fired After Link To Suspicious Bets, Sources Say
 
Louisiana Was Alerted To Suspicious Betting On LSU-Alabama. Here’s What Happened.
 
Ohio Halts Betting On Alabama Baseball After Suspicious Activity
 
Betting’s Bad Apples Who Threaten Athletes Are A Threat To The Whole Industry
 
How College Athletes Face Social Media Abuse From Gamblers
 
UFC Flyweight Jeff Molina A Suspect In Betting Probe
 
Sources: Suspended MMA Coach James Krause Worked With Offshore Sportsbook
 
New Jersey Halts Citrus Bowl Betting; Purdue’s Drew Brees In Violation Of Regulations, Sources Say
 
UFC’s Jeff Molina Suspended By Nevada State Athletic Commission
 
Dana White: Fight Fixing ‘Huge Concern’ For UFC Amid Investigations
 
Sources: MMA Event Bans James Krause During Betting Probe
 
MMA Fighters Sticking With James Krause Face Ban Amid Gambling Probes
 
Source: FBI Investigating Cyberattack Of Online Sportsbooks
 
DraftKings Users Hacked, Money In Account ‘Cashed Out’
 
Betting Sites Urge Caution After Accounts Accessed, Funds Withdrawn
 
James Krause Pulled From Miles Johns’ Corner Amid Betting Probe
 
Bad Bluff: Poker Pros Victims Of Fake Sports Betting Accounts Created In Their Names
 
UFC Fighter In Bout With Unusual Betting Facing Discipline
 
UFC Confidential: Inside The Precarious State Of Betting On MMA For Fighters And Coaches
 
Ex-MLB Player Yasiel Puig To Plead Guilty To Lying About
Illegal Sports Bets
 
Online Sports-Betting Apps Face Customer Complaints Over Delays Withdrawing Funds
 
UFC Betting Controversy: Not A Fair Fight Between Gamblers And Sportsbooks?
 
UFC Fight Under Investigation After Suspicious Betting Detected
 
NBA 2K League Bans 6 Players, Coach For Gambling Violations
 
Action Sought From Justice Department Against Illegal Offshore Sportsbooks
 
Former Minor League Baseball Player Among Those Charged With Running Illegal Sports Gambling Operation
 
Calvin Ridley Actually Bet More On Falcons Games Than He And NFL Revealed
 
FAQ: Calvin Ridley Exemplifies Challenge Of Stopping Players From Betting
 
Head Of Chicago-Area Sports Gambling Ring Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison
 
Over 70 Sports Betting Accounts In TN Closed Due To Illegal Super Bowl Wagering
 
Sports Bettor Charged With Threatening Tampa Bay Rays Players And Other Professional Athletes
 
Man Pleads Guilty For Trying To Bribe Player To Fix A Division I Game In 2018
 

Miscellaneous

(most recent first)

 
Why College Athletes Are Unaware Of Legal Issues When Betting
 
NCAA: 1 In 3 Star Athletes Receive Abuse, Threats By Bettors
 
Massachusetts May Force Sportsbooks To Explain Why They Limit Some Bettors — But Not Others
 
Cavaliers’ J.B. Bickerstaff Says He’s Been Threatened By Gamblers
 
Former NCAA Athlete Details Betting, Bookmaking, Addiction
 
Revenue Soars For Regulated US Sports Betting Industry In 2023; Total Bets Spike, Too
 
The NFL And Las Vegas’ Evolution On Sports And Betting
 
A 13-Minute Error And The Erosion Of The Bettor-Bookie Relationship
 
Is America Lousy With Bad Sports Bettors?
 
NCAA Wants States To Protect Athletes As Betting Expands
 
Second Gambling Prevalence Report By Rutgers Center For Gambling Studies Released By AG Platkin And Division Of Gaming Enforcement
 
Nearly 73.5M American Adults Will Bet On NFL This Season, Survey Says
 
As Sports Betting Spikes, Help For Problem Gamblers Expands In Some States
 
Special Report: The Dangers Of America’s Sports-Betting Boom
 
The Big Business Of Sports Betting
 
The Human Cost Of The Sports-Betting Boom
 
How To Bet On Football: Billy Walters’ Tips For NFL, NCAA
 
Penn Entertainment To Rebrand Sportsbook As ESPN BET
 
Aggressively Limiting Sports Bettors Undermines The Reasons For Legalizing Sports Betting
 
DI Approves Changes To Reinstatement Guidelines For Sports Wagering Violations
 
What Are League Rules Around Gambling On Sports?
 
Sports Betting Prevalent Among Young Adults, Survey Says
 
Industry Experts Applaud Removal Of Tennessee’s Official League Data Mandate
 
Five Years Into Sports Betting Legalization: Breaking Down The Numbers
 
Firm Launches Gambling Integrity Hotline
 
From PASPA To Present: An Oral History Of The U.S. Sports Betting Gold Rush
 
A.I. ‘Revolution’ Helps Sportradar Identify Match-Fixing Around The World
 
AGA Responsible Marketing Code For Sports Wagering
 
DraftKings To Shrink Deals With Leagues And Teams, CEO Says
 
The Rise Of The Same-Game Parlay, America’s New Favorite Way To Bet
 
Notable Bets: Mattress Mack And The Wildest Wagers And
Betting Tales Of 2022
 
California Overwhelmingly Votes No On Sports Betting
 
Q&A: How Betr Plans To Change The Sports Betting Market
 
Latest International Betting Integrity Association Report Released Q3 2022
 
The Billy Walters Handicapping System Trademark
 
NFL Hires David Highhill As First Executive Dedicated To Sports Betting Business
 
Looking Back At Four Years Since PASPA: Jan. 9, Sports Betting’s Almost Doomsday
 
PASPA Ruling Revisited In Law Prof’s Essay
 
Billy Walters Criticizes Modern Sportsbooks In Interview With Brent Musburger
 
Analysis: Which States Could Add Online Sports Betting In 2022?
 
Honeymoon Over: When Do US Sportsbooks Need To Start Showing A Profit?
 
Analysis: Why Offshore Sportsbooks Are Thriving Despite Regulated Competition
 
Where Is Sports Betting Legal? Projections For All 50 States
 
The Big Picture
 
The Place To Place Your Bets
 
Analysis: New Federal Legislation Would Allow Mobile Sports Betting On Tribal Land
 
Winning By Losing: Bookmakers’ Marketing Tactic Divides Betting Industry
 
New FBI Unit Emerges Targeting Sports Corruption Including Esports
 
How New NFL Sports Betting Deal Will Change Way We Consume Football
 
NFL To Partner With Bookmakers Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings And FanDuel
 
DraftKings Buys VSiN Sports Betting Video Broadcast Company
 
Vegas Golden Knights End Brief Partnership With Sports Betting Pick-Seller
 
DATA FIRM SPORTRADAR BEING VALUED AT $10+ BILLION IN TALKS TO GO PUBLIC
 
BetMGM, Topgolf Launch Sports Wagering, Entertainment Partnership
 
HOW US ONLINE SPORTS BETTING SITES ARE UTILIZING INFLUENCERS IN 2021
 
The NFL Is Hiring Its First Vice President Of Sports Betting
 
New Federal Court Ruling On Wire Act Is Big Win For Lotteries, Online Poker Compacts
 
Trump Commutes Sentence Of Las Vegas Gambler Billy Walters
 
Integrity In Sports And Gaming
 
How Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level Could Boost Interstate Sports Betting Compacts
 
BETMGM PARENT TEAMS UP WITH VERIZON TO BUILD VIRTUAL REALITY BETTING EXPERIENCES
 
Betting Battleground: The Fight Over Where People Bet In The Future
 
New Studio In Las Vegas Allows ESPN To Expand Its Sports Betting Presence
 
Circa Sportsbook Welcomes Sharp Bettors
 
Billy Walters Sues Federal Officials For Media Leaks During Insider Trading Investigation
 
Billy Walters Sues Federal Officials For Media Leaks During Insider Trading Investigation
 
ESPN Chalk: Costa Rica-Based Sportsbook 5Dimes Reaches $46.8 Million Settlement With Feds
 
FROM ‘IRREPARABLE HARM’ TO MONEYMAKER: A BRIEF HISTORY OF NCAA SPORTS BETTING POLICY
 
The Times, They Aren’t A-Changing: Offshore Sportsbooks Still Have Their Hooks In Mainstream Media
 
PGA Tour Aims To Be The Next Frontier For Rampant Legal Gambling Despite Risks
 
Noted Gambler Billy Walters Cleared To Complete Prison Sentence At Home
 
Report: Professional Gambler Billy Walters To Be Released From Prison
 
NFL To Allow Betting Lounges In Stadiums, But No Gambling
 
NJ SPORTSBOOKS ENJOY RECORD REVENUE IN JANUARY — BUT THERE’S A CATCH
 
ONLINE POKER, SPORTS BETTING … IS ESPORTS BETTING THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR NEW JERSEY?
 
COULD PEACE BE AT HAND BETWEEN NJ HORSEMEN AND SPORTS LEAGUES?
 
How Does Regional Home-Team Bias Impact Sportsbooks?
 
‘I Thought I Was Rain Man:’ The Dying Art Of The Parlay Card Wiseguy
 
How’d The Book Do? — Sportsbook Translator Explains ‘We Did Okay’ And Other True Meanings
 
Back To The Future: Why US Sportsbooks Aren’t Embracing Offshore Talent
 
The Impact Of Adam Silver’s Sports Betting Op-Ed Five Years Later
 
Sports League ‘Cats’ And Sportsbook ‘Dogs’: How They Wound Up Working Together
 
New Documents Reveal Behind-The-Scenes Online Gambling Lobbying
 
Corner Bars Want A Piece Of The Action As Sports Betting Moves Out Of The Shadows
 
The Inherent Conflict With Betting Content
 
NFL PARTNER IS ASKING US SPORTSBOOKS TO PAY FOR OFFICIAL DATA
 
European Bookmaker Is Betting Big On Philly, And Is Hiring Sports Nuts With Math Skills
 
One Year Into Legal U.S. Sports Betting: What Have We Learned?
 
Sports Betting Became Legal One Year Ago, And Some Experts Think New Jersey Could Someday Overtake Las Vegas
 
Gambler Walters Wants Supreme Court Review
 
NBA Commish Calls On Chris Christie To Help Him Push For Legalized Sports Betting In U.S.
 
As Offshore Books Operate Unchecked, Demand For Sports Betting Data Knows No Boundaries. That’s An Issue
 
NCAA Pivots To Address Sports Betting Integrity
 
INSIDER TRADING LAWS ARE COMING … TO SPORTS BETTING
 
AG Grewal Letter To Trump Administration: New Opinion Regarding Online Gambling Is “Wrong” And “Deeply Troubling” – AG Grewal Also Files Freedom Of Information Act Request Seeking Information On Whether Lobbyists Spurred Department Of Justice’s Decision To Reinterpret Wire Act
 
Record $5 Billion In Bets At Nevada Sportsbooks In 2018
 
DC SPORTS BETTING BILL ADVANCES AS COMMITTEE REMOVES PROPOSED ‘ROYALTY FEE’
 
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Eyes Sports Betting Role
 
IF THE DOJ REVERSES COURSE ON WIRE ACT, WHAT’S THE IMPACT FOR US SPORTS BETTING AND ONLINE GAMBLING?
 
What You Need To Know About The New Federal Sports Betting Bill
 
Department Of Justice Preparing To Reverse Opinion That Wire Act Only Applies To Sports Betting
 
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Orrin Hatch Introduce Federal Sports Gambling Bill
 
No. 1 — The American Sports Gambler Leagues Go All In, Rush To Embrace The Evolving U.S. Gambling Market And All Its Revenue Potential
 
NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING REVENUE BOUNCES BACK IN NOVEMBER ON RECORD $330 MILLION HANDLE
 
Congress Pushing For Federal Sports Betting Oversight
 
Las Vegas Gambler Walters Loses Insider Trading Appeal
 
FEDS WOULD HAVE TO APPROVE STATE SPORTS BETTING LAWS UNDER NEW DRAFT BILL IN CONGRESS
 
What Legal Sports Betting In The United States Means For Offshore Sportsbooks
 
NBA To Distribute Real-Time Data For Betting Odds
 
$12 Billion In Handle? Why Pennsylvania Sports Betting Could Be Huge
Why It’s Important To Think About The Future Of Betting
 
How NBA Sparked The American Sports Gambling Gold Rush
 
$184 Million Bet On Sports In September In New Jersey
 
Sports Betting And Big Brother: Rise Of Facial Recognition Cameras
 
Sports Leagues Stand Pat As Legal Gambling Spreads
 
Gambler X: Why I Don’t Like Sports Betting Legalization
 
‘Integrity Monitoring Association’ For Sports Betting Under Consideration
 
Congressional Subcommittee To Review Sports Betting Landscape
 
Inside How Sports Betting Went Mainstream
 
Christie: NBA Boss Doing A ”Bait And Switch”
 
Won And Done? Sportsbooks Banning The Smart Money
 
Imagining A Scandal That Could Prompt Congress To Act On Sports Betting
 
Get Smart: Understanding Smart Money And How It Moves Betting Lines
 
Cyborgs, Yachts And VR: How Technology Will Impact Sports Betting
 
NCAA Reiterates Betting Stance, But Some Schools To Explore ‘Integrity Fee’
 
Floodgates Will Soon Open For NCAA Betting. Will More Scandals Follow?
 
The ‘Homer Effect’: A New Bookmaking Quandary
 
NHL’S BETTMAN JOINS NBA, NFL IN CALL FOR NATIONAL SPORTS BETTING RULES
 
Winners, Losers Of Sports Betting Legalization
 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Law Prohibiting Sports Gambling