NFL declines comment on federal law that would allow sports wagering

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An effort to end the federal ban on expanded gambling has begun. The NFL, which consistently has fought against the expansion of gambling, has nothing to say about that.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT that the NFL will decline comment on the fledgling effort to end 25 years of federal prohibition against expanded sports betting at the state level. If successful, each and every state would be able to decide on its own whether to embrace sports wagering.

Some believe the league’s decision to let the Raiders move to Las Vegas represents the first step toward an eventual embrace of gambling, along with an effort to find a way to siphon some of the cash that the league traditionally hasn’t been able to directly touch. It’s a long-term play, but it can’t begin until the federal government changes the law.

9 responses to “NFL declines comment on federal law that would allow sports wagering

  1. Why is it banned anyways? Long as everything is transparent, let people make their own poor decisions and be held accountable for them. Not the government’s job to protect you from your own stupidity.

  2. If you ever wanna ruin your sports viewing experience, check the line out before any game. You will have to soon except that Vegas is bigger than yes even the NFL

  3. The NFL would be the first ones in line to make sports betting legal if they were able to get a cut. It’s all about the revenue to these guys, forget integrity, player safety of any of the other buzz words they like to throw around.

  4. pwellz says:
    May 25, 2017 4:14 PM
    Why is it banned anyways? Long as everything is transparent, let people make their own poor decisions and be held accountable for them. Not the government’s job to protect you from your own stupidity.

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    I am on the fence on this issue. On one hand I fully agree with you. Particularly because it is already happening on roughly the same scale anyway.

    On the other hand, a fool and his money are soon parted. There should be some limitations to reasonably prevent parents from losing their ability to provide for their children through something that is considered legal.

  5. i think someone should manufacture craps tables that are replicas of nfl stadiums.

  6. Trump admin. may get something right here.

    If you degenerates want to legalize gambling, I’m all for it, but don’t be hypocrites when it comes time to legalize marijuana, or gay marriage, or any other thing that should be left to consenting adult Americans.

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