Amount Illegally Wagered Worldwide

According to Interpol and the head of the International Olympic Committee, gamblers place up to $140 Billion of illegal bets and wagers on sports and casino games around the world each year.

Source:  Rob Hughes, “Fighting to Keep World Sports a Fair Game,” New York Times, April 24, 2012,

and Associate Press, “IOC pushing governments to act on illegal betting,” ESPN, February 1, 2012.