sports betting


The VICE Guide to Betting on Hockey

With the US Supreme Court effectively making sports gambling legal in all states, here's what you should know before you start betting on NHL games.
Dave Lozo
supreme court

No, the Supreme Court didn't just legalize sports betting

Every state except Nevada still has to pass its own laws.
Christianna Silva

Here's What You Need to Know about Legalized Sports Betting

Some states, like New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania could have legalized gambling as early as the football season.
Steve Silver

I Got Stoned in Vegas and Placed a Bunch of Silly Sports Bets

Dave Lozo documents a night out in Vegas and his attempt to turn $150 into $3,100.
Dave Lozo
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
true crime

Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of Owen Hanson, Former USC 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
VICE World of Sports

VICE World of Sports Episode Guide: The Line

In the latest episode of VICE World of Sports, we dive into the boundaries between legal and illegal betting—and the uglier side to the age-old practice.
Liam Daniel Pierce
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
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

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
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