The NHL said it would investigate Ebander Kane’s wife’s allegations that San Jose Sharks was willing to bet on his game and deliberately try to lose for the benefit of gambling.
The league said on Twitter Saturday night that it knew of Anna Kane’s social media post and plans to do a full investigation. Anna Kane writes: Well, someone may have to deal with this. “
She added: Will you bet on the bookmaker and win in his own game? “
The NHL states: “Our game integrity is a top priority and the league takes these claims very seriously.”
Kane’s gambling history and finances have been publicly known for some time. The Las Vegas Strip casino sued Kane in 2019 for failing to repay the $ 500,000 gambling debt he had accumulated during the playoff series with the Golden Knights.
Since the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports gambling in the United States and more states adopted it, the NHL has embraced that possibility and has formed several partnerships with sportsbooks and other betting organizations. I tied it.
Deputy Secretary Bill Daily, who was contacted by email before the league’s announcement, said only a statement would come. The league said it would not comment further at this time.
The message sent to Kane’s agent and the shark asking for comment was not immediately returned.
29-year-old Kane has a seven-year contract of $ 49 million over three seasons. He belongs to the third organization after making his debut after being drafted by Stint in Atlanta / Winnipeg and Buffalo. He earned just under $ 56 million in his NHL career, according to Capfriendly, a graph of hockey salary.
Last season he had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games.