sports betting

Match Fixing

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.
Brian Blickenstaff
11.26.17
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.
Ben Halls
3.1.17
true crime

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.
Eric Nusbaum
12.1.16
Gamble Aware

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.
Ben Halls
5.20.16
Match Fixing

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.
Brian Blickenstaff
3.14.16
Stuff

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.
Gabrielle Fonrouge
8.25.14
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...
Rachael Ferguson
3.20.14