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Why sports gambling should be legal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member


    "Legalization would create more integrity in the sporting world. It would bring with it an influx of outside oversight, on both the sports leagues and the gambling community."

    These leagues don't shy away from fantasy leagues, but sports betting would harm the integrity of the sport? Pfft.
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    The fear, of course, is big-time gamblers getting to the players to alter outcomes of games. That isn't really a factor with fantasy leagues. However, given the fact that illegal betting has been rampant forever (and would likely continue even if sports gambling was legal), I'm not sure how legalizing sports betting would change anything.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    gambling, prostitution, marijuana, polygomy should not be illegal. FREEDOM baby. Civil Liberties.
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Yeah, two wives is punishment enough for bigamy (rim shot).
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That was true in the old days, when athletes weren't making as much money or the fear of a private-life scandal could convince someone to be persuaded. Nowadays, there's little shame in scandals and athletes make so much money, they'd be fools to give it up.

    College athletes, on the other hand ...
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Author is a bit of a kook, no?

    Sort of an Alex Jones of the sports world.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    2 husbands, 1 wife?
  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    It is still a concern regardless of the contracts. Pro athletes run through money extremely fast. How many have gone broke or been sued for unpaid debts? And that group includes big stars who you would think would never have to worry about money.
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