Tag: Gambling

Should sports betting be banned? (Op-Ed)

Should sports betting be banned? (Op-Ed)

Sports betting has an undeniable grip on the sports industry. ESPN reported that sports betting generated over $10.92 billion in 2023 alone. Currently, 38 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized sports betting, including Florida, which legalized it in November 2023. However, sports betting isn’t the only industry that has seen a boost. The entire American […]

Apple Sports will fuel the sports betting fire. (Op-Ed)

Apple Sports will fuel the sports betting fire. (Op-Ed)

Apple has unveiled a new app for iPhone users that will provide “real-time scores, stats, and more, all designed for speed and simplicity.” The app provides information for all leagues that are currently in season. The MLS, NBA, NCAA Basketball (men’s and women’s), NHL, and many more are currently supported with the MLB, NFL, NCAAF, […]

Sports Betting Legalized In Massachusetts Ahead Of NFL Season

Sports Betting Legalized In Massachusetts Ahead Of NFL Season

Since 2018, 30 states and the District of Columbia offer various forms of legal sports betting, and now the state of Massachusetts has joined on the wagering train just in time for New England Patriots fans to bet on their team in September. While legalizing sports betting can be a dangerous game and lead to a massive loss of income for die-hard sports fans, Massachusetts Senators and Representatives came to the conclusion that passing a bill set to “legalize betting on professional and college sports” will overall benefit the economy of the Old Bay State. Senator Eric Lesser shared that approximately $65 million will now be earned annually through this industry, which is major revenue in the medium-sized state of about 7 million residents.

Arizona Judge Rules Against Sports Betting Lawsuit

Arizona Judge Rules Against Sports Betting Lawsuit

This past Labor Day, an Arizona Judge ruled against a sports betting lawsuit filed by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe. The tribe alleged that the recent betting law signed in April was “unfair” and “unconstitutional” due to the fact that it went against Proposition 202 filed in 2002. This law, approved by voters, set out the types of gambling allowed in Arizona.

Sports Betting is Now Legal in Maryland

Sports Betting is Now Legal in Maryland

Sports betting, already legal in three other states, has been made legal in the state of Maryland. This would allow betting on college sports, professional sports, and athletic events at the international level.

In November, the overwhelming majority of Maryland voters voted in favor of legalizing sports betting.

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