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Just as Indiana became the latest state to legalize sports betting comes word of an arrest made for a man who led a sports betting ring for years while it was still illegal. Brett Wells, a 46-year-old from New Palestine Indiana was charged with six felonies for operating the illegal sports gambling operation from January 2016 until May of this year.
Perhaps nothing better speaks to the need for legal and regulated sports bettingin the Hoosier State than last week’s arrest of a bar owner for allegedly taking bets on sporting events.
Illegal sports betting has real consequences for people who place and receive wagers—and for the safety of the American public. Organized crime groups often run illegal gambling operations. These.
The Ministry also said it had prosecuted 257 criminal cases related to illegal gambling, which also included cases linked to human trafficking, money laundering and kidnapping, according to local media reports. A total of 368 gambling platforms have been destroyed and more than 27,000 bank accounts have been shut down.
An examination of nearly a dozen sports gambling busts in the first six months of 2016 alone indicates that illegal sports betting activity is happening consistently, is facilitated through a complex mixture of money laundering, front businesses and offshore websites, and often involves additional criminal activity not related to sports betting.
SPORTS BETTING ARRESTS NET 2.. A convicted gambler has been charged in what state police are describing as an illegal sports wagering operation that attracted bettors from 11 Connecticut.
Seven Florida residents and two businesses registered in Florida are listed as defendants in a major gambling bust targeting a ring that had been organizing illegal sports gambling for 10 years.