Once sequestered to the desert of Las Vegas, whispered about over pay phones, and deemed to be a threat to “the integrity of” football by the NFL’s commissioner, the practice of betting on sports has escaped ostracism and emerged as a ballyhooed favorite of sports leagues and fanatics. For decades, only racetracks and Las Vegas allowed sports gambling in the U.S. Pro leagues were so wary that they refused to even place a team in “Sin City,” lest athletes get caught up in the unseemly habit.
First year of mobile sports betting in Maryland generates revenue, but also concerns. Could ‘iGaming’ come next?
November 27, 2023