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Gambling regulators to watch for Olympics cheating

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Updated: 1/22 10:47 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Olympics officials have asked Nevada gambling regulators to help watch for cheating at the Winter Games in Sochi.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced Wednesday that it was partnering with the International Olympic Committee to help guard against match fixing and other kinds of manipulation.

Casinos are not allowed to take Olympic wagers in the gambling capital of the U.S., but regulators also monitor illegal and offshore sports books. They will watch for irregular betting patterns.

Enforcement Chief Karl Bennison says the board already works with prominent organizations including Major League Baseball and the NFL. This is the first year it will partner with the Olympics.

Bennison added that Olympics officials reached out to regulators as a safeguard, not because either side expects dirty dealing at the upcoming games.

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