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NBA In A 'Fix' Feds Probing Ref In Mafia Bet Scam

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posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 10:40 AM
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NBA In A 'Fix' Feds Probing Ref In Mafia Bet Scam


www.nypost.com

July 20, 2007 -- THE FBI is investigating an NBA referee who allegedly was betting on basketball games - including ones he was officiating during the past two seasons - as part of an organized-crime probe in the Big Apple, The Post has learned.

The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is zeroing in on blockbuster allegations that the referee was making calls that affected the point spread to guarantee that he -- and the hoods who had their hooks in him -- cashed in on large bets
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posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 10:40 AM
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Just what U.S. sports needs, another controversy. The NBA has been sliding for quite some time, and this isn't going to help their image one bit. On the positive side, at least it didn't involve a player.

www.nypost.com
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posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 11:17 AM
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Wow, I'm wondering if it's Steve Javie. He's probably the most hated ref in the NBA. He's made a lot of controversial calls in his career.

Peace



posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 09:59 PM
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I thought it wasn't gambling anymore. It's gaming.

HAHA

Gambling is such an insidious activity that sucks in even the most stalwart souls and dazzles them with glitz and euphoric sensations, compliments of the house of course.

It's hell to pay, though, even when the mob isn't involved.

An interesting study of slot machines and their appeal that applies to some degree to all forms of gambling, whoops, gaming.

shl.stanford.edu:3455...

[edit on 2007/7/22 by GradyPhilpott]



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