VEGAS CAN’T TRUST THE NBA SAYS CASINO EXEC. GAMES OFF THE BOARD NEXT STEP?

We starting pushing yesterday on the air for the NBA to be pulled off the board.

We got multiple complaints from bettors who had the Phoenix Suns 2006-07 for the NBA title. Those with Suns future bets for the 2007 NBA title planned to speak with the Gaming Commission about the subject.

I don’t see how Nevada sports books can continue to take bets on a sport that would hide game fixing suspicions

THE MGM Mirage spoke on the subject 

Alan Feldman, senior vice president of public affairs for the MGM Mirage, said “time will tell” if there have been any irregularities in betting on NBA games.

“From the way this unfolded, it appeared no one in Nevada had any knowledge of this,” Feldman said. “I have to believe that everyone involved — the FBI, the league, Nevada regulators, the sports book operators and the customers — will want to know if there’s any information that will shed light on this. We’ll do everything we can if it means bringing additional light.

Contrary to Mayor Oscar Goodman’s open-arms invitation to the league, Feldman said an NBA team might not be the right fit for Las Vegas’ gaming industry.

“We’re one of the most highly regulated industries in America and we live and die on our integrity,” Feldman said. “We can do nothing to put that in jeopardy. If it turns out that the league is shown to be incapable of protecting the integrity of their game, it’s not a league we need to have in Las Vegas.”

Anger is building within the ranks of Las Vegas Sports Book Directors. Patrick Rathore runs the Stratosphere Sports Book,They never talk to the right people. They don’t call the directors or call the people in the business. Never once do we get a phone call saying this guy is refereeing. Obviously it came out (Donaghy) knows which refs working a month in advance so he’s privy to all that info. IIf there was some sort of concern, why not send us that list of when he’s refereeing games? Then we can say to you this game is moving two or three points. If something’s going we’re going to find out about it.”

LISTEN TO ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH RATHORE 

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One Comment on “VEGAS CAN’T TRUST THE NBA SAYS CASINO EXEC. GAMES OFF THE BOARD NEXT STEP?”

  1. flyermart74 Says:

    Please mr feldman give me a break. You probaly have never even talked to your Book Manager. The only reason pro sports aren’t here is because they take people away from the tables or machines! Not that their is anything wrong with that! How many years are those people who almost killed one of your employees on easter weekend getting?


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