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  • Al Jazeera Investigations: Cricket’s Match Fixers – The Munawar Files

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit reveals explosive new evidence of widespread match-fixing at the highest levels of international cricket.
  • The Tennis Racket

    After a year of work, UK investigations editor Heidi Blake and investigative data journalist John Templon released BuzzFeed News' first truly transatlantic investigation in partnership with the BBC about evidence of widespread match-fixing and the tennis authorities who have largely ignored it. Over the course of 15 months, BuzzFeed News analyzed the betting odds and outcomes of 26,000 matches spanning seven years, and found something that had previously been hidden: A small group of players were losing matches seemingly on cue. Shocking as those findings were, they were just the beginning of BuzzFeed News’s investigation. BuzzFeed News learned that world tennis authorities had commissioned their own inquiry into match-fixing back in 2008. BuzzFeed News also learned what became of these findings: nothing. The leaders of the sport made a deliberate decision to shelve the evidence and abandon any further inquiries into it. Since then, betting houses and foreign police forces have repeatedly sounded alarms. But the suspicious players continue to play. And the savvy gamblers — who always seem to know exactly when a match will turn — continue to cash in.
  • Outside the Lines: Pete Rose Investigation

    Former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose said for years that he had never bet on baseball. Then, with a new book being released 11 years ago, Rose admitted to gambling on baseball when he was a manager, and only in a narrow two-year window. As he sought reinstatement to the game earlier this year, Rose maintained that he never bet on baseball when he was an active player. However, an Outside the Lines exclusive report called that denial into question, and ultimately impacted Rose's request for reinstatement. https://youtu.be/xcph3vjHexM
  • Wired for Profit

    Sports gambling sites have taken advantage of loopholes in gambling laws, or flouted them completely, creating a multibillion-dollar business that skirts regulators and international borders, using Internet tools that deceive even about where the sites are located.
  • Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    The South China Morning Post built on a court case in Las Vegas to document how figures linked to Hong Kong's organised crime world have moved from hosting VIPs in Macau's casinos to running online gambling websites, an unregulated industry in Asia used for massive laundering of crime proceeds. They worked with reporters in the US, Montenegro, Singapore, Germany, Costa Rica, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and Spain to document a key figure's global footprint. The Las Vegas court case allowed us to do documents-based investigative reporting on triad societies probably for the first time since the territory's return to China.
  • Norwegian Government investing in Betting Companies

    A stabbing, based upon betting debt, gave VG the idea to investigate the betting companies and the people in the "industry". In Norway they have a betting monopoly, organized at "Norsk Tipping" ("Norwegian Betting"), but the monopoly has faced competition from foreign companies regarding online betting. Even if the government has have forbidden the banks to make transmission to these companies, the players are finding the way around.
  • Gambling in New York

    A four-part series with three sidebars looking at the winners and losers in New York State's 40-year experiment with gambling as a creator of state revenue and jobs. The series was timed to appear as the state's voters considered whether to open New York to full-scale gambling.
  • Outside the Lines: South Florida Bust

    An ESPN "Outside the Lines" story revealing gambling and corruption in South Florida youth football leads police to their own investigation and the arrest of nine men in connection with organized gambling.
  • Will "The Winner" Rogers

    Years before Chip Rogers became majority leader in the Georgia Senate, the rising Republican star was known as “Will ‘The Winner’” Rogers, advising callers for a fee how to bet against the pointspread on pro and college football. My nine-month investigation – a collaboration between Atlanta Unfiltered and The News Enterprise, a student reporting initiative of Emory College’s Journalism Program – reveals how Rogers got started in the industry and how he met the gambling industry entrepreneur who would take a $2.2 million eyesore off his hands two decades later. While Rogers says today that he was nothing more than on-air “talent” reading a script for a client, my follow-up stories show that while serving as a freshman legislator, Rogers regularly oversaw production of promotional mailings that advertised over-the-phone sports handicapping services and an offshore casino.
  • Voter Patrol

    The NEWS4 I-Team dug through more than 600 phone and email tips to break three major election stories before, during and immediately after the presidential election. About two weeks before the election, we asked viewers to tell us when they saw problems when they voted. The response was immediate. Our two-man team went through every tip and beat out the AP, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other local stations on the biggest election stories in our area. Our first story revealed absentee ballots sent out in Maryland were missing their second page, which contained the most contested ballot initiatives including legalized gambling, same-sex marriage and the DREAM Act. This story was picked up across the nation and led to statements made by the Maryland Governor and the various interest groups involved in the ballot issues.