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I wouldn't bet on it (Nationwide sports betting)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I can see a time where sports betting does become legal here, as it is where I grew up and bet, regularly, on anything and everything.

    What are the chances (almost used odds :D) that this case could be successful.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I got 5/1 against this happening.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    This particular case? Don't know.

    It'll happen someday, however, and when it does, Vegas will have tons of big buildings with plenty of unused hotel rooms.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Legally, I don't see how the ban can be upheld given the preponderance of other gambling available around the country.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Is there a state where some sort of gambling isn't legal? Between the spread of casinos (tribal and otherwise), bingo, slots and horse racing I can't think of one.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Even the guys who would love to see domestic online poker freely available online (B. Frank, A. D'Amato, et al) are unwilling to go this route. They don't want to buck the major pro leagues, who don't want to see this AT ALL . . . they're delighted with the status quo.

    Never mind that the combined Nevada/illegals underground lobby is STRONG.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hawaii and Utah, for openers.

    The Hawaiian mob loves the status quo. Many of them make players lay 6-5 on pointspread sides on football, which is financial suicide -- for the players.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    When are we going to get blackjack across the country, dammit?
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    If you have access to the ways and means to fund an offshore, you can, but that's a dicey proposition these days, to say the least.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Shoooot... the NCAA won't even let you gamble in Canada anymore.

    Anyone hear about that? No college sports betting in Windsor during the Final Four which will be held in Detroit this year.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    How would offshore be nationwide? Am I missing something?

    I'm saying if I'm in Kentucky, I want to play blackjack at a casino. If I'm in Idaho, I want to play blackjack. Arkansas? Blackjack.

    I want casinos nationwide!
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