NHL Hires Gambling Watchdog With Vegas Expansion Looming
Here’s a pro tip about Las Vegas you won’t hear anywhere else: people gamble there. It’s even legal. Ergo, folks who enjoy gambling and are good at predicting the future either live there or go there. Nefarious individuals who wager larger sums like to reduce uncertainty and, in some cases, improperly incentivize sporting participants to do something out of the ordinary so that the bet comes to fruition.
So when the NHL decided to expand to Vegas—because someone thought the first ice hockey team in the desert was such a good idea—at least the league had the foresight to realize the need for some oversight. That’s why the NHL recently retained gambling watchdog Sportradar AG to provide surveillance on the betting market, keeping tabs on unusually large wagers, suspicious streaks, and the like. – READ MORE