Tuesday, February 07, 2006

NHL Coach Accused in Gambling Ring

Rick Tocchet allegedly financed a nationwide sports gambling ring in which about a dozen current NHL players placed bets.
Tocchet, a former NHL star, was served with a criminal complaint Monday and was expected to travel from his Arizona home to answer charges of promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy, state police Col. Rick Fuentes said.

Fuentes said an investigation into the New Jersey-based ring discovered the processing of more than 1,000 wagers, exceeding $1.7 million, on professional and college sports, mostly football and baseball. He declined to identify the NHL players who made wagers.
Authorities say Tocchet and a state police Trooper were partners in the operation, with the ex-NHL forward providing the funding.

I bet (no pun intended) that the authorities will want to take a close look at those games Tocchet coached while Wayne attended to his dying mother.


sacamano said...

Hey, welcome back.

As I noted over out our place, Janet Gretzky was apparently also implicated. Yikes!

br. t. said...

Wow, Gretzky's "bettor" half is involved. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with online gambling as long as their are safeguards in place to protect problem gamblers. When you play online, you can play at your own pace, with no noise, no smoking, and lower stakes.