He suggests a federal framework that allows states to legalize sports betting. He says new regulations would help prevent underage betting while educating those with a gambling problem about how to bet responsibly.
Sports leagues have long opposed gambling on games, claiming it creates incentives for game-fixing. It is currently only legal in Nevada; New Jersey is moving toward legalization — against the opposition of all four major pro sports leagues.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says it’s time for a new approach to betting on sports.
Silver says new laws would have to protect the integrity of the sports.
In an op-ed article for The New York Times published online on Thursday, Silver says fans should have a safe and legal way to gamble on professional games
Latest posts by wumaowang (see all)
- Future of sports betting: the pitfalls - March 31, 2017
- Katie May: A Single Mom’s Journey To Royalty - March 2, 2017
- China cracks down on cross-border gambling ring, makes nearly 100 arrests: Xinhua| Reuters - February 27, 2017