news involves depositions being scheduled for the league commissioners and the NCAA president. For more background on the legal and corruption aspects of sports gambling, here is a link to a paper Tassos Kaburakis and I co-authored that was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Legal Aspect of Sport. Also, for a comprehensive history of gambling-related federal legislation since 2000, we wrote a piece that was just published in Gambling Law Review and Economics.
Second, authorities in New York and Nevada (working in concert with the FBI, it appears) made a number of arrests earlier this week in connection with an 18 month illegal sports gambling investigation. The DA's press release alludes to several offshore sports books. A recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article provides more detail on the sting operation. For a copy of the full 259 page indictment, click here.