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  1. UFC exec Lawrence Epstein backs expanded legalized sports betting...

    David Purdum

    UFC Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein became the second executive of a prominent professional sports league to publicly support expanded legalized sports betting in the United States.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. Thailand predict illegal gambling rise over World Cup

    ESPN staff

    Thailand's leaders are expecting illegal gambling to soar in the country during the World Cup, but have measures in place to crack down on it. The national police force said on Monday that 1,677 people involved in World Cup betting from June 9 to 21 ...

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  3. Hodgson's gamble on youth

    John Cross

    Roy Hodgson is gambling on youthful exuberance. His 23-man squad is all about youngsters, energy and having no fear when they go to Brazil this summer. It's a major risk, with the biggest of all being Hodgson's decision to take 18-year-old Luke Shaw ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Gambling with Gervinho

    Julian De Martinis

    Saying Gervinho was a gamble this summer is an easy thing to say, mostly because it was certainly true. He was known at Arsenal not for destroying defenses, brilliant passes, or clinical finishing, but for wasting opportunities and playing as if he l...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  5. Monaco not gambling on success

    Ian Holyman

    It must be difficult to resist the temptation to buy just whatever you fancy when you have more money than the Monte Carlo casino. The 112th-richest man in the world, according to Forbes last year, Monaco owner and president Dmitri Rybolovlev is in t...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  6. Why Spurs' season is a success whatever happens

    Dan Fitch

    When I'm not writing about Spurs for ESPN, I can often be found offering football betting advice to any gambling company that is willing to pay me. One of the golden rules of football betting is not to put your money on a team that have nothing to...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. Meet the world's top NBA gambler

    Scott Eden

    This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's March 4 Analytics issue. Subscribe today! Bob Voulgaris had become one of the most successful sports gamblers in the world when, in 2004, he started to lose. It wasn't just a streak of bad luck, a series ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. 2012 Euro -- Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner shows off underpants with... news services

    Gambling on underwear performance

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  9. Champions League -- No unusual betting in Lyon's win over Dinamo...

    An investigation into Lyon's unlikely 7-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb failed to turn up any unusual betting patterns, and UEFA said Thursday it found nothing suspicious about the outcome.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  10. NFL - A comprehensive gambling look at the Dolphins-Jets Monday N...

    Chad Millman

    ESPN Insider offers a comprehensive gambling look at the "Monday Night Football" game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  11. Jacques Rogge says match-fixing, gambling next big fights for spo...

    International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge believes match-fixing and gambling represent the next big fight facing sports organizations and governments.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  12. Report: FIFA looking into Gold Cup match-fixing

    An unusual betting pattern has sparked a FIFA match-fixing investigation into the Nigeria-Argentina exhibition on June 1, and a German magazine reported that three CONCACAF Gold Cup matches are also being examined.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  13. Seven charged in Greece with betting on fixed soccer matches

    Judicial authorities in Greece on Monday said seven people have been charged with breaking gambling laws by betting on matches which they knew had been fixed in advance.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  14. IOC hosting summit over mafia-linked gambling

    The International Olympic Committee is stepping up the global fight against illegal betting and match-fixing in sports, warning of the danger posed by organized crime.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  15. Leyton Orient earns Vegas trip after Arsenal draw

    After Leyton Orient hit the FA Cup jackpot by securing a lucrative replay at Arsenal, the third-tier players have been rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  16. Bill Simmons: Bye week Q&A

    Bill Simmons

    With the bye week being an integral part of every football, fantasy and gambling season, Bill Simmons tries to figure it all out.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010