It was another news-filled week in the world of gambling.
In this installment of the weekly roundup from US Bets, we’re giving you a rundown of some of the more interesting new nuggets from the world of sports betting and beyond.
Also be sure to check out Sports Handle for its weekly news recap, “Get a Grip.”
Legendary sports bettor Billy Walters strikes back
In lawsuit filed today, Billy Walters accuses 5 senior federal law enforcement officials–including Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York–of covering up and lying to the federal court about illegal leaks of false information to the media.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) October 22, 2020
Odds on a potential winless NFL team this season
Updated: Will Jets go 0-16?
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) October 20, 2020
FanDuel apologizes, helps a bettor out after experiencing a very low betting limit
Hi Brock, apologies you got limited to that amount. You should be able to place your initial stake if you retry now. Given how bad our price is, we will make sure it stays at 100/1 for the next 30 mins. 👍 Good luck!
— John Sheeran (@jsheeran1981) October 20, 2020
Home detention for elderly man involved with underground sports betting
An 85-year-old man charged alongside Casey Urlacher and others for their roles in an alleged illegal sports gambling ring was given three months of home detention Monday by a federal judge. https://t.co/KDhsHEDMoY
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) October 19, 2020
DraftKings fined $5,000 in Iowa for self-exclusion issue
"Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says DraftKings was fined for a late download of new self-ban list information."https://t.co/5TfRqoBaCV
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) October 20, 2020
Dealer throws chair at table games player
— Bill Krackomberger (@BillKrackman) October 20, 2020
Phil Ivey gives responsible gambling advice
Here's a pretty great responsible gambling quote from poker/gambling legend Phil Ivey, who is now 43 years old. Quote is from a Poker King interview last week. pic.twitter.com/5WPUpKZSVr
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) October 19, 2020
KY Lottery glitch leads to erroneous winning tickets
Kentucky Lottery officials say a vendor software issue affecting some lottery vending machines has caused tickets for a game sold Sunday and Monday to have wrong images which were not part of the game.
— WPSD Local 6 (@WPSDLocal6) October 23, 2020