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Earlier this year, reports surfaced connecting former Islanders forward Thomas Vanek to an illegal gambling ring in upstate NY that had been taken down by authorities.
Today, more information came out as one of the parties involved entered a guilty plea. According to reports, Vanek used a New York Islanders check to pay off a portion of his gambling debt. The report states that Vanek's total debt was over 1 million dollars.