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  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Founder of BetonSports Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Forfeits $43 Million to Government

    ​Gary Stephen Kaplan, the subject of a Riverfront Times investigation in '07, has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges of fraud for running an illegal offshore sports wagering business.As part of a complex plea agreement, Kaplan, 50, entered pleas of guilty to charges of conspiracy to violat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Bookplates: Starbucked

    Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. A few years ago, I got a job as a Starbucks barista. As part of my training, I had to attend coffee school. The instructor was named Ernie. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee production, from farming t ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Double Down

    Gary Kaplan put all of his chips on BETonSPORTS and drew the worst hand of his life. Now he’s making tuna casserole in a St. Louis jail.