Colbert resurfaces again on ESPN Las Vegas radio

Aug 20, 2013 |
By: Jon Campbell
After Mike Colbert popped up on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas on Aug. 9, it brought up the question again of what's happening with the state's investigation into Cantor Gaming.

Those following the gaming industry will remember Colbert - who then ran the sportsbook operations at Cantor Gaming - was arrested in October as part of an alleged illegal sportsbook and money laundering operation. 

And since then, not much has been heard about a Nevada state investigation into sports book operator Cantor Gaming. Investigators have been looking into the company that operates several books in Las Vegas like the M and the Venetian, to determine its knowledge of Colbert's involvement in the alleged ring.  

Howard Stutz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote a column Monday about the latest and says the investigation is still plugging along.

Colbert has been appearing on the show 'First Preview' on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas.

The case put a black eye on Cantor at the time and "law enforcement alleged the operation yielded payouts of $50 million over an 18-month period."

The timing of the arrests weren't just unfortunate for Cantor - they came at a time New Jersey and other states are fighting for the right to offer legalized sports betting in their states. This is one of the cases opponents of legalization love to point to as part of an industry they love to point fingers at.

So it's an unfortunate case for the entire industry and a bit surprising to see Colbert resurface, especially on the cusp of the start of sports betting's most popular season - football. 

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