Sport Jordan Spieth uncertain how sports gambling will affect golf

18:51  16 may  2018
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"Now that you've made it legal and more open, it's kind of a personal decision I guess," Spieth said, choosing his words carefully.

He did hint that gambling being seen as a vice will relieve some guilt for golfers.

"I made a hundred bucks off Harold Varner other day on a basketball game, a friendly - I don't know," Spieth said.

Like many players here at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Spieth seemed uncertain of what the impact will be.

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"I know the PGA Tour has stepped in and there are stricter policies for us and our teams regarding releasing information and obviously we can't gamble ourselves on our sport, whether it's passed or not," Spieth said.


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Sports league best suited to take advantage of legalized gambling? It might be NASCAR .
Monday, the United States Supreme Court overturned a decades-old law - the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA - that essentially limited sports gambling to one state. With the landmark decision, it will now be up to individual states and sports leagues to regulate sports betting as they see fit. And the immediate reaction to Monday's ruling was: How will this affect the NFL? And the NBA? And MLB?That's natural, given the high profile of those leagues. But you could argue the sport best-positioned to capitalize on the legalization of sports gambling is NASCAR.

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