Evander Kane Sports Betting Investigation Reportedly ‘Stalled’
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The investigation into allegations that NHL player Evander Kane illegally bet on hockey has reportedly “stalled.”
According to Front Office Sports, the investigation hit a snag when investigators brought in by the league were unable to interview Kane’s wife, Anna, who initially alleged that Evander was wagering on games.
Back in August, Kane’s wife, who filed for divorce in July, made a series of posts on Instagram with one reading “Can someone ask Gary Bettman how they can let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?” in reference to Evander.
Evander, a left wing for the San Jose Sharks, responded from his verified Twitter account by denying the allegations.
As the divorce case grows in public eye, TMZ reported on August 31 that Evander received a temporary restraining order against Anna.
Kane signed a seven-year, $49 million deal with the Sharks in 2018 and found himself in financial problems before. Earlier this year, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California claiming he lost $1.5 million in sports gambling and at casinos. In 2019, the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas sought $500,000 in unpaid debts in a lawsuit that was later dropped in 2020.
According to the report from Front Office Sports, no betting trends or abnormalities appeared in Sharks games.
When the initial allegations were made, the league released a statement saying it “was made aware…of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharps player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.”
The league has not commented on the investigation since it opened.