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Adam Silver: Legalize sports betting

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. A thousand times yes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/opinion/nba-commissioner-adam-silver-legalize-sports-betting.html?_r=2
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Adam Silver: Let Me Get Vegas' Expansion Money
     
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Still unsure why this is even a debate these days.
     
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    NBA recently bought into FanDuel, so Silver's remarks are even more self-serving.
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Rick Kuhn and Ernie Cobb agree
     
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Amazing, isn't it?

    I'll write more after I run down to the gas station for Marlboros and scratch-offs.
     
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  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I'm really not sure of Silver's motives here, but once the federal government is involved, it's bound to be done in a way that's cumbersome, inconvenient and illogical.
     
  8. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I'm completely for this.

    Regulate it, tax it, and do something good with the money it raises.
     
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    What is your reason for regulating it? And how would you regulate it?
     
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As in Great Britain, I would assume, through a licensing process for sports books. Since just about every state in the Union has casinos, this process should be easy.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The regulation template seems to work in Nevada and Delaware.
     
  12. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    What Mike said. Somebody would have to oversee it.

    I sort of look at it the same way I do with marijuana. People are going to do it no matter what, so why not get some good out of it.
     
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