EXPLAINER: How Leagues Investigate Allegations of Gambling


Allegations by Evander Kane’s estranged wife that he bet on hockey games, including his own, and tried to lose for profit have prompted an NHL investigation into the San Jose Sharks forward’s gambling activities.

If the investigation reveals Kane bet against his own team, it will be a first for a league that has signed more than a half-dozen partnerships with sportsbooks, data providers, and other gambling-related entities since the Supreme Court legalized sports betting in 2018.

According to Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, NHL officials “have a number of third-party resources that we regularly employ to monitor betting activities on our games. I anticipate that those resources will be helpful as part of Kane’s overall investigation.”

Also, Seth Palansky, vice president of corporate and social responsibility at Conscious Gaming, says that three insider betting investigations are currently underway in three different jurisdictions. It has anything to do with Kane.





Nassima Azmzm

Nassima Azmzm

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