Betting on horse races is legal. State run lotteries are legal. Betting on sports in the U.S. of A. is of course illegal unless you live in Sin City. So if I want to legally place a wager on a sporting event it has to be done in Las Vegas and in person as wagering over the internet is not allowed either. Of course you are allowed to wager on a horse race on line. WTF!
The great state of Deleware legalized sports gambling and planned on becoming the Vegas of the North East. Of course the U.S. Supreme Court shot it down. The NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA fought hard to make sure that it did not become reality. The simple fact of the matter is that sports gambling is here in the U.S.A. and is not going to go anywhere. Instead of taxing it and creating jobs the U.S.A. simply lets millions of dollars in potential tax revenue escape to local book makers and offshore gambling sites.
Gambling on sports is alive and well in the U.K. Want to place a wager on a soccer game and throw a pint down your throat, it’s not a problem. So why does the U.S.A refuse to allow the legalization of sports gambling? STUPIDITY!
Gambling ruins lives! – So do cigarettes and alcohol but both are legal.
There is now way to prevent minors from gambling! Follow the U.K. dumb asses.
The Pro Leagues will fight it! – Cut them into the action. The Super Bowl, March Madness and World Series are all huge wagering days. I’m sure the leagues don’t want to make more money.
History has shown that prohibition simply does not work. People are going to do it regardless of whether it’s legal or illegal. The U.S.A. needs to stop fighting it and make it a reality. Tax it, create jobs and give the people what they want. Legalize sports gambling so I can “legally” lay $50 bucks on the Yankees while drinking a pint of Sam at my local sports book.