Underworld of Gambling in Venezuela, popular race horse poisoned

Posted on October 10, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Venezuela

theguardian.com reported Venezuelan champion racehorse poisoned by gambling syndicate
Currency black market and illegal betting that circumvents state controls have led to increased criminality in the sport, say officials. It sounds like a paperback thriller: Venezuelan authorities claim a gambling ring has poisoned one of the country’s most popular race horses ahead of a key derby, nearly killing the animal and shining a light on an underworld where millions of dollars in bets are made under the table. Read Article

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