Video Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of the Year

 Video Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of the Year

Ah yes, gaming scandals and bankruptcies. Why must this be a category in gambling news at the conclusion of every year?

Of all the video gaming scandals and bankruptcy news in 2015, arguably the biggest story of all of the was the arrest and indictment of 14 FIFA executives, but not President Sepp Blatter.

Because, unfortunately, bankruptcies and scandals are apparently inescapable in a world that is high-stakes 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 shutting up shop; certainly one of golf’s most readily useful players accused of participation in an illegal gambling ring; and an alleged insider trading situation that may alter the landscape of day-to-day dream sports forever.

But let’s start at the top.

FIFA Gets Kicked

Match-fixing in soccer at the walk out happens all the time. But so-called fixing of World Cups is definitely an ball game that is entirely different.

This summer, 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 fraudulence, cash laundering, and bribery. All while FIFA’s President Sepp Blatter somehow avoided Continue reading “Video Gaming Scandals and Bankruptcies in 2015: Sports and Gambling’s Megastories of the Year”