State of Ohio stops all gambling related to Alabama baseball


Ohio gambling regulators on Monday instructed the state’s sportsbooks to halt betting on Alabama college baseball games after suspicious wagering activity was detected on the Tide’s game against LSU on Friday.

Matthew T. Shuler, the executive director of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, made the decision after “suspicious wagering activity” was detected in the Crimson Tide’s 8-6 road loss to No. 1-ranked LSU on April 28.

U.S. Integrity, a Las Vegas-based group that monitors “data to see if discrepancies coincide with notable player or coaching events, reveal officiating abnormalities or are indicative of the misuse of insider information,” per its website, sent a warning to its clients following the game last Friday.