Blatter Re-Elected As FIFA President, Soccer World Is In Chaos

Blatter Re-Elected As FIFA President, Soccer World Is In Chaos

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected, but a global Cup boycott would be devastating for the betting industry.

Sepp Blatter, the controversial head of FIFA, has been re-elected as president of this globe soccer body that is governing.

Despite years of condemnation, negative headlines, and the arrests of seven top FIFA officials on corruption fees, Blatter has ignored extensive demands their resignation this week.

Rather, he received recommendation from 133 of 209 FIFA member delegates at the company’s yearly meeting that is general Zurich and continues to preside over globe soccer for his fifth tenure.

Their challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the first round of voting.

‘ For the next four years I will be in demand with this watercraft called FIFA. Beach soccer is going to be played everywhere,’ crowed the 79-old Swiss, amid titters from the press bench. ‘Let’s go FIFA, Let’s go FIFA. Thank you.’


Blatter denied responsibility for last months arrests, the consequence of an indictment that is 47-count in federal court in Brooklyn against 14 people, accused, variously, of racketeering, cable fraud and cash laundering conspiracy.

FIFA officials are accused of accepting bribes worth over $150 million in substitution for offering lucrative World Cup media and advertising liberties to various organizations and national football associations.

Under investigation are the controversial decisio

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PokerStars Fined by New Jersey for Geolocation Errors

PokerStars Fined by New Jersey for Geolocation Errors

PokerStars New Jersey is for people only who’re located inside the state, but for an unspecified time frame this year, players outside the boundaries were permitted to relax and play at the online tables.

PokerStars has been fined $25,000 by the nj-new Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for failing to properly identify where players are actually found while accessing the internet card room that is digital.

In a civil action order filed on January 20, DGE Director David Rebuck explained that a software glitch allowed certain patrons maybe not physically stationed within the borders of the state to wager on the internet gambling internet site.

‘Having considered the findings of the Division’s investigation . . . and the facets in mitigation presented by PokerStars, and finding sufficient legal and factual support for the penalty therein, we hereby order a civil penalty of $25,000,’ Rebuck concluded.

It’s unclear when exactly the breach occurred, and how many players actually placed wagers illegally.

According to PokerScout, PokerStars is the second-busiest on-line poker room in New Jersey. The platform attracted 130 players on its most recent average that is seven-day 10 fewer than the WSOP/888 network.

Amaya Admits Fault

The settlement shows that PokerStars’ parent company Amaya had interest that is little fighting the DGE’s findings. The Canadian-based gaming conglomerate that paid $4.9 billion in 2014 for the

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