The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the Tennessee Education Lottery, which acts as the state’s regulator.
The operator informed the Lottery of suspicious activity from Action 24/7 accounts. The Lottery’s sports betting investigator Danny DiRienzo looked into this activity, and found evidence of one player who made 184 different deposits – some of more than $10,000 – from seven credit cards, none of which used his name, before withdrawing after “very little gameplay”.
“This was clearly a case of money laundering,” he said. “It was clearly a case of aggravated identity theft, clearly a case of wire fraud.”