Hannah Dreier
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January 22, 2014
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Olympic cheating priority for regulators

LAS VEGAS — Olympics officials have asked Nevada gambling regulators to help watch for cheating at the Winter Games in Sochi. The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced Wednesday that it was partnering with the International Olympic Committee to help prevent match fixing and other kinds of manipulation. Casinos are not allowed to take Olympic wagers in the gambling capital of the U.S., but regulators also monitor illegal and offshore sports books. “There’s no telling what we could find in our investigations,” Enforcement Chief Karl Bennison said. The state bans gambling on all amateur games except for college sports. The board …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 22, 2014 06:41PM Published Jan 24, 2014 12:18AM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.