An Ex-Interpol Agent Tells Us What to do About Match-Fixing
An expert talks about the development of the sports betting industry, now worth $2 trillion annually, and how governments can combat match-fixing and betting fraud.
the bookmakers' war
A Safe Bet: How Bookmakers Are Waging War on Persistent Winners
Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of Owen Hanson, Former College Athlete and Alleged Drug Kingpin
In a decade, Owen Hanson went from playing football and volleyball at USC to being the subject of a major FBI investigation into drug-trafficking, money-laundering, and illegal gambling.
A Mug's Game: How Twitter Tipsters Are Profiting on Losing Bets
Operating in an unregulated corner of the internet, Twitter tipsters can earn money when the very people they are advising lose their bets. Despite their ties to major bookmakers, many ignore industry guidelines without facing sanctions.
VICE Sports Q&A: Ex-Interpol Agent Chris Eaton on What to do About Match-Fixing
An expert talks about the development of the sports betting industry, now worth $2 trillion annually, and how governments can combat about match-fixing and betting fraud.
How to Get Into Sketchy Sports Betting
Most sports betting is still underground, but the internet has made it more convenient. Paying off your illegal gambling debts, however, will never be as painless as paying for an MP3.
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue
The Wide World of Bookies
Betting on sports is only legal in four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. The rest of the country has to make its bets illegally, through bookies. As with any enterprise that holds the promise of easy money, there’s never a shortage of...