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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MLB investigating Yu Darvish’s possible role in gambling ring

Say it ain’t you, Yu.

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is under investigation by MLB for his possible role in an illegal gambling ring run by his brother Sho, The Japan Times reported Tuesday.

Sho Darvish was arrested in October after being accused by authorities of placing bets on American and Japanese sports. He and seven others were accused of taking 18.5 million yen, or $150,000, worth of bets based on the scores of 16 MLB games and 28 Japanese professional baseball games from May 12-18. It’s not known if any of the games involved the Rangers.

MORE: Eight former players still getting paid by MLB teams

“We are aware of this situation and are looking into it, per our standard protocols,” MLB’s vice president for communications Michael Teevan told The Japan Times.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2016 at 02:36 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, rangers, yu darvish

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Free agent closer Seung-hwan Oh under investigation for gambling

This is the closer known as “The Final Boss.”

Korean-born free agent closer Seung-hwan Oh is under investigation for gambling by Korean authorities, according to multiple news outlets in Korea.

Fresh off two years in Japan’s NPB, in which he averaged 40 saves per season for the Hanshin Tigers, Oh has been hoping to make the leap into Major League Baseball at age 33. In 646.1 innings, Oh owns a career 1.81 ERA with a 10.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9.

Oh’s name was implicated in foreign-gambling during an investigation of his former teammate Chang-yong Lim of the KBO’s Samsung Lions. Ahead of the KBO’s championship series in October, the team suspended three players following claims of overseas gambling, including Lim. Without these three players, the Samsung Lions went on to lose the Korean Series to the Doosan Bears.

According to testimony, Lim utilized a relationship with a local gang member to secure VIP gambling experiences in Macau, Phillipines.

It is not clear that any concrete evidence has linked Oh to the gambling operation, although news of Oh’s possible involvement arose only after prosecutors at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office reportedly secured a list of people who frequented the casinos in Macau.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 15, 2015 at 09:11 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, korean free agents, seung-hwan oh

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Gets Victory In New York Court Battle

It’s a good thing the lottery isn’t gambling because New York would be in trouble.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 12, 2015 at 08:23 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: daily fantasy baseball, gambling, gaming

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Japan Times: [Yomiuri] Giants pitchers to be banned from baseball for betting on games

None of these players is a star (they only threw 19 innings in 2015 between the three of them), but having members of Japan’s most famous team banned for gambling is a big deal. Oh, and they were gambling not only on NPB games, but MLB ones. They can apply for reinstatement in five years - they avoided permanent banishment because they weren’t found to have fixed any games.

Nippon Professional Baseball will ban three Yomiuri Giants pitchers indefinitely for their involvement in a gambling scandal and fine the team ¥10 million, NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki said Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, sources said Tokyo police have interrogated the players, Satoshi Fukuda, Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto, who have admitted betting on baseball games.

During the questioning, which was conducted on a voluntary basis, all three confirmed that they wagered on games, the sources said.

 

vortex of dissipation Posted: November 11, 2015 at 05:44 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, japanese baseball

 

 

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