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    NBA Commish Silver argues to legalize sportsbetting

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    He won't win. The powers that be in lobby against too strong.

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    There will never be legal sports betting at least not for the next 10 years

    Plus the offshore places are 10 times better

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    he probably figures it would be easier if it was legalized since the nba is already in vegas' pocket anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    There will never be legal sports betting at least not for the next 10 years

    Plus the offshore places are 10 times better
    The offshore are better to what? Illegal betting?
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    The offshores are better as far is running gambling establishments

    All of Vegas books combined is not as good as Five Dimes in all aspects except getting paid the same day with no fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    The offshores are better as far is running gambling establishments

    All of Vegas books combined is not as good as Five Dimes in all aspects except getting paid the same day with no fees
    But when gambling becomes legal in the US it will be in every state. Competition will make it better than offshore.
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    It will never be legal throughout USA. Never.

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    Time to drop hypocrisy and legalize sports betting


    By TIM DAHLBERG
    AP Sports Columnist
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Vaccaro never had to go far to find some action in the Pennsylvania town where he grew up. Even as a teenager he knew the bookie in the backroom of the local candy store, where the cigar smoke was thick and bets could be made on any game in the country.
    Vaccaro's fascination with betting would lead him to this gambling town, where he quickly found work in legal shops that didn't have anything to hide from the authorities. He's run some of the Strip's biggest sports books, and taken the kind of bets that can make even a legitimate bookmaker lay awake at night.
    Now he's rooting for New Jersey to beat the odds by legalizing sports betting and doing away with the illegal neighborhood bookie once and for all.
    "Everything we do is transparent, the rules and regulations are on the wall," said Vaccaro, oddsmaker at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. "The customer is well protected. That doesn't mean he wins every decision, but he has a place to go if there are any disputes."
    A federal judge will hear the arguments next week on New Jersey's latest effort to open betting windows for sports fans. It's the same judge who last year ruled in favor of the four major sports leagues and the NCAA and issued an injunction preventing New Jersey from offering sports bets.
    This after New Jersey voters spoke loudly by approving sports betting in 2011, and the state followed by enacting legislation to offer it at race tracks and Atlantic City's casinos.
    The leagues have again trotted out the same absurd arguments about being harmed by fans being able to wager a few bucks on their games. But those fears of shadowy bookies fixing games are long outdated, and that legal sports betting is no more of a threat to major sports than playing the stock market is to major corporations.
    "It's a different world, everything is different," Vaccaro said. "They're not even in the 21st century with the way they think."
    Just how different that world is these days was evident Wednesday when the NBA announced it was entering a partnership with a fantasy sports website to offer daily games. As part of the agreement, the NBA gets an equity stake in FanDuel, a site that offers winnings every day to those who invest their own cash to try and build a winning team.
    The NHL entered a partnership of its own with a daily fantasy site, hooking up with DraftKings as the official sponsor of its games.
    It's not technically sports betting, but it's awfully close. Just like betting on a game, there's potential to win big money, and an even greater potential to lose that money. Worse yet, it's done without any governing body overseeing it to make sure players aren't fleeced.
    Interestingly enough, it was the sports leagues themselves that ushered the fantasy sports exemption through the 2006 anti-gambling legislation passed by Congress. Their argument was that assembling teams to win contests wasn't akin to sports betting because it takes a certain level of skill to put teams together.
    Yet the same leagues are in court trying to stop New Jersey residents from using their knowledge of sports and betting a few bucks on the Jets or Giants. And judging from earlier rulings by U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in favor of the leagues, the odds have to be in favor of them succeeding.
    "More legal gambling leads to more total gambling, which in turns leads to an increased incentive to fix plaintiffs' matches," Shipp said in an earlier ruling on behalf of the leagues.
    Total nonsense, of course, since there is almost no way imaginable to fix an NFL game. No one has even made a real attempt in an era when half-point fluctuations in any line immediately are noticed everywhere from the sports books to the stadium.
    So what exactly is the point? What is it that the leagues — particularly the NFL, which wouldn't be nearly as popular as it is today without the point spread — have to fear about sports betting?
    And while we're at it, why does the NFL keep putting games in London, when there is a sports book on almost every corner offering bets on it? Can you spell hypocritical?
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote a piece in the New York Times on Thursday calling for sports gambling to be legalized so it could be monitored and regulated, though it's notable the league's lawyers are still battling against betting in New Jersey.
    Those changes are overdue. It's time for sports betting to come out of the smoke-filled back rooms and enjoy the same legitimacy the leagues are so eager to give the fantasy sites.
    This is, after all, the 21st century.
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    Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg


    Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWays View Post
    It will never be legal throughout USA. Never.
    If smoking pot is legal sports gambling will be legal in the future. Voters are not dumb. They will vote a sports gambling supporting Congress.
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    this will never happen, too many dumb fukking gamblers vote for fukking republicans

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    Never ever ever will be legal throughout USA. Never never never

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    It will happen but none of us here will be alive by then

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    25 years from now, you'll be able to bet NBA games at the arena where they're playing. In the waning seconds of the first half, the announcer will say "Bettors, second half wagering starts in fiiiiiiive miiiinutes. Get those wagers in now." The NBA will take a cut and 30 cent pricing might be the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    25 years from now, you'll be able to bet NBA games at the arena where they're playing. In the waning seconds of the first half, the announcer will say "Bettors, second half wagering starts in fiiiiiiive miiiinutes. Get those wagers in now." The NBA will take a cut and 30 cent pricing might be the norm.
    I'd imagine a huge group of bettors getting screwed on a ref call and a huge brawl breaking out in the arena. I don't see legalized gambling in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    But when gambling becomes legal in the US it will be in every state. Competition will make it better than offshore.
    Or they could be like the uk books and limit winners in a heartbeat.

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