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    Default Former NFL player arrested in Internet gambling sting

    Former Chicago Bear and New York Jet Todd Burger was arrested over the weekend in an alleged Internet gambling sting.

    Burger is alleged to have collected bets for, an illegal Internet sportsbook based in New Jersey. Burger is a four-year NFL veteran, playing from 1993-1997.

    Five people were arrested and authorities seized $70,000 in cash and a handgun.

    If I were going to operate an illegal Internet sportsbook in the United States, I'm pretty sure that New Jersey is the last place I'd choose to live ... this is like the fourth or fifth bust of the same kind in NJ.

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    I bet (haha) more illegal betting shops appeared after the ban on the casinos/sport books

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikGr View Post
    I bet (haha) more illegal betting shops appeared after the ban on the casinos/sport books

    I think your right. It's the "real" street level reaction of the ban. So, instead of regulating the industry they (US gov) would rather have street level X-NFL jocks collecting bets door to door?? It doesn't make any sense.

    They simply pushed sports betting underground with all that comes with being "underground".

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    Hi all,

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