Betting industry beat: 'Don't you dare bet on sports'

Jon Campbell
Every once in a while a column comes along that aptly expresses the boiling frustrations of sports bettors when it comes to the issue of legalization. 

This week it came from a newspaper in Eastern Connecticut - The Day - out of New London.

With a circulation of less than 100,000, it might not be the first place you'd look for this kind of thing, but Mike DiMauro absolutely nailed it in his piece Don't you dare bet on sports... or else.

He continues:

DiMauro's frustration stems from recent approval to allow Keno lottery terminals throughout the state in attempts to bring in revenue. Keno. The most degenerate, impossible-to-win, form of gambling there is. But not sports betting. That's for the unsavory.

Other notes from around the sports betting Industry this week:

The fight for single-game wagering in Canada is in the third period with time winding down. A new site has been started with a petition to sign. A rally is also being held in Windsor, Ontario Friday morning. If the Senate doesn't rubber stamp Bill C-290 by the end of the month, it's back to Square 1 for those hoping for single-game betting in Canada,

The state of New Jersey and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed their briefs in the New Jersey sports betting case.

More to come in this case later this month also:

And an important tip for those in the sports betting industry running social media accounts:

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Posted by damonte
3 years ago

Simply a case of "follow the money". If you compete with the state monopoly on gaming, you're a criminal, with law enforcement the muscle. Same way with alcohol. Hell, they even outlawed rolling your own cigarettes about 2 years ago. Forget about legal sports betting, because if it wasn't done between 2008 and 2010 with a democratic house, senate and president, it will never get done.

Posted by ozzwald
3 years ago

It can become a very evil habit actually. But no more than local casinos.

Posted by ILPRATO
3 years ago

If betting on a horse is legal I see no difference than betting on a team.It must have something to do with Vegas wanting to be the only place where it's legal.Thats the only thing I can think of.There must be a lot of under the table payoffs.

Posted by EJHolub
3 years ago

No offense, but stating that Vegas is behind keeping legal sports betting only available in Nevada is one of the stupidest comments I have ever seen. Vegas isn't suing New Jersey to prevent legal sports betting. The idiots at the NCAA, NFL, NBA, and MLB are.

Posted by chopperocker
3 years ago

its time for America to realize sports wagering is not evil.
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Posted by chopperocker
3 years ago

"its time for America to realize sports wagering is not evil."

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