New Forbes Op-Ed: Let the people wager online

Jun 25, 2013 |
By: Jon Campbell
An Op-Ed published in Forbes Tuesday in support of legalized online gambling says "individuals should have the freedom to gamble in privacy of their own homes."

The column comes in response to the one published last week by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, that said "good people ought to resist" wagering online.

Adelson's opinion piece kicked up a stink on Twitter throughout the online sports betting industry with arguments that included getting dressed up to go to a casino means a gambler is less likely to engage in unseemly behavior.

The one written this week by Matt Rousu, an associate professor of economics at Susquehanna University and formerly a semi-pro poker player, is more the speed of the bettor. He concludes his column with:

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