Legal Sports Bets Could Net Leagues $4.2 Billion Annually

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The four major U.S. professional sports leagues could reap a combined $4.2 billion annually as a result of legal sports bets, most of it indirectly from increased fan engagement, according to a casino industry survey released on Thursday. The findings could fuel a long-simmering feud between the gaming industry and American sports leagues, who want…

Legal Sports Betting Raises Risk of Game Fixing

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With dozens of states rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling, will game fixing scenarios become more common? The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think so, and have argued for years that expanding legal betting will lead to more game fixing. The pro leagues…

Judge Kavanaugh, Sports Betting and Gambling

Judge Kavanaugh, sports betting and gambling

The recent Senate appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States was carried out in the midst of many important questions. Despite serious scrutiny surrounding allegations of sexual assault, he was confirmed. So now that he’s the newest high court justice, it’s time we look at Judge Kavanaugh sports betting…

Police Don’t Support Sports Betting Ban

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Who needs at sports betting ban in America? The idea of people placing illegal bets on sports doesn’t keep most of us up at night. In fact, many of us likely have family and friends who make illegal wagers, further normalizing the activity. But, we also know that unsavory characters run elaborate illegal sports betting…

Congress May Prefer Federal Sports Betting Regulation

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Several members of the House Judiciary Committee suggested Thursday that they would support new federal sports betting regulation, though the specifics remained murky. Four months after the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling paving the way for legal sports betting nationwide, Congress held its first hearing on the matter. Over 90 minutes, members of the…