The NBA Faces a New Betting Scandal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is currently investigating a potential betting scandal that involves betting on basketball games. Specifically, the league is looking into Raptors forward Jontay Porter after multiple instances of betting irregularities. During the January 26 game against the Clippers, Porter left the game due to an eye injury and there was an increase in bets on the under for his points, rebounds, assists, and three-pointer props. His under hit in each category. Similarly, on March 20, Porter left a game against the Kings with an illness after only three minutes. Once again, the under hit on his various props. An unnamed source from a sportsbook told that people were trying to bet on Porter props during the game against the Clippers.

On the other hand, Major League Baseball is not dealing with a betting scandal involving baseball games. However, this situation could be just the beginning of a larger issue that may lead to widespread federal regulation of professional and college sports with 38 states and the District of Columbia legalizing sports betting. It is crucial to maintain the integrity of both the games and the bets being placed to prevent such incidents from happening in future games.

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