The NHL is fighting proposed legislation that would make it legal in Canada to bet on the outcome of a game. The bill would repeal the criminal code section that prohibits wagering on a single sporting event.
A year after New Jersey authorities busted a multi-million-dollar sports betting ring that implicated hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's wife as a bettor, the most high-profile suspect -- former NHL star Rick Tocchet -- remains in legal limbo.
The gambling case against former NHL star Rick Tocchet took a significant step forward Thursday when a New Jersey state trooper accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports betting operation with Tocchet pleaded guilty.
Wayne Gretzky will not face criminal charges in connection with a multimillion-dollar sports betting ring busted in New Jersey last week, and he is unlikely to be called to testify against others in the case, his lawyer said Thursday.