Sport PGA Tour voices support of legal sports betting in wake of Court ruling

02:00  15 may  2018
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What it means: Supreme Court strikes down PASPA law that limited sports betting

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PGA Tour in favor of legalized sports betting . 23dBen Fawkes. "A lot of things remain to be determined. It's not simply switching a switch. When the court rules it's going to be big news for a while."

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The PGA Tour Monday re-asserted its support of legalized sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning the practice outside Nevada.

PGA Commissioner Jay Moynahan had voiced his support for legal wagering on Tour events prior to the Court's ruling.

"Following the Supreme Court's ruling today, the PGA Tour reiterates its support of the regulation of sports betting in a safe and responsible manner. We believe that regulation is the most effective way of ensuring integrity in competition, protecting consumers, engaging fans and generating revenue for government, operators and league," the Tour said Monday in a statement.

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— In a recent USA Today interview, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan outlined his public support for legalized and regulated sports gambling Q: How much do you need to educate players on the legality of sports betting ? How does the integrity program change if and when this becomes legal ?

Legal Sports Report obtained a statement from the PGA Tour yesterday and the organization confirmed that it “ supports the regulation of sports betting in a safe and responsible manner.”

The Tour has been working with Major League Baseball and the NBA in anticipation of the Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.

It is estimated that legalized sports betting could generate $6.03 billion in revenue above board and the pro leagues want a piece of it, most likely in a the form a small percentage of the action wagered in each particular sport.

"We remain aligned with the NBA and MLB in this area, and we will continue with our collective efforts to work with legislators, regulators, operators and others in the industry on regulation that serves the interests of all involved," the Tour added in its Monday statement.

The Tour has been monitoring betting on players and events through an Integrity Program it implemented in 2018. Its longstanding policy preventing players from wagering or participating in gambling related activities at Tour events was expanded the likes of player support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, PGA Tour staffers and its policy board.

Why legalized sports gambling is a win for millions of fans

  Why legalized sports gambling is a win for millions of fans Supreme Court ruling strikes down federal law and puts the power to legalize sports betting in the hands of the states.Load Error

American tribal casinos are in on the legal sports betting movement should the Supreme Court rule in favor of New Jersey in the Christie v NCAA case It’s no secret that Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour and the NBA are pushing for the inclusion of “integrity fee” provisions in sports betting legislation.

The PGA Tour would welcome legalized sports betting on its competitions if the Supreme Court overturns a federal ban that prohibits such bets in To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. PGA Tour supports legalized sports betting

Fans are a different story. Legal betting on PGA Tour events will likely increase fan interest and viewership. That holds true for all pro sports.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban put it this way on CNBC Monday: "I think everybody who owns top-four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double at least. It feels good." Cuban said. "It could finally become fun to go to a baseball game again."

Currently, legal sports books in Nevada accepting wagering via on-line apps from people inside the state's borders. Expect legal sports betting to expand quickly across those states - including Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Mississippi and Pennsylvania - that have either already overturned PASPA or have long pushed for sports betting.

The Supreme Court case was brought by the state of New Jersey and reversed an appeals court ruling. A 6-3 majority of justices declared that the federal ban on sports wagering is unconstitutional.

What court's ruling on sports betting means for gamblers

  What court's ruling on sports betting means for gamblers With states such as New Jersey potentially open to take bets in time for the NBA Finals at the end of the month, here is what the ruling could mean.  Removing 'shadiness' and stigmaSports gambling has always existed. According to the American Gaming Association, at least $150 billion a year is wagered on sports, 97% of which is bet illegally through such outlets as bookies, off-shore websites and other establishments  — known as sports books — that take bets on events and pay out winnings.

PGA Tour Supports Sports Betting in the USA. The bill proposes to ask voters whether or not the state should allow sports betting if the Supreme Court rules that the federal sports betting prohibition is unconstitutional.

PGA Tour Commissioner Supports Legal Sports Betting , Explains Reasoning. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has made his first public comments confirming the Tour ’s position on sports betting .

"The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own." Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority decision.


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