The World Cup in Qatar Is Also the Gambling Industry Global Coming Out Party

The Qatar World Cup started this week under bad auspices: a defeat for the host country, a beer ban and the threat of a yellow card for players wearing anti-discrimination armbands.

And, for a gambling industry trying to capitalize on the potential $160+ billion soccer event, the own goal of a crash in sports betting company DraftKings Inc.’s stock price after customers have reported that their accounts had been compromised and money had been withdrawn.

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