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‘Athletes Aren’t Roulette Chips’: Bill Bradley Speaks Out on Gambling in Sports

William W. Bradley, 74, served in the US Senate from 1979 to 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. Before his time in the Senate, he was an All-American basketball player at Princeton, a US Olympic gold medalist in 1964, and a ten year NBA player with the New York Knicks from 1967—1977 during which time they won two NBA championships. In 1982, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He currently is managing director of Allen & Company LLC.

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6/19/2018

article High Court’s Sports Betting Ruling Triggers Legislative Actions, Financial Proposals
(Washington D.C.) -- In a much-anticipated opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited states from allowing or regulating betting on...
article Could we see a rise of online gambling in the United States?
(USA) -- Just over a month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that individual states could not regulate betting on sports — news that came as quite a relief to those who...

6/18/2018

article The 'homer effect': A new bookmaking quandary
(USA) -- When the Supreme Court ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional on May 14, it opened the door for legalized sports...

6/13/2018

article ECGC speaker: States must make legal sports betting better than black market
(Atlantic City) -- Widespread legalized sports betting cannot succeed in America unless regulators and operators craft a system better than the black market, the keynote...

6/12/2018

article ‘Athletes Aren’t Roulette Chips’: Bill Bradley Speaks Out on Gambling in Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- William W. Bradley, 74, served in the US Senate from 1979 to 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. Before his time in the Senate, he was an All...

6/10/2018

article The Mouthpiece: Perhaps the leagues should pay integrity fees
(USA) -- A specter is haunting professional sports in the United States. It is the specter of sports betting.1 Both at the professional and college level, for players,...

6/8/2018

article ANALYSIS: Gambling on Congressional Intent
(Washington D.C.) -- The high-profile Supreme Court ruling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, in which 6 Justices paved the way for state and local...

6/5/2018

article Gambling and the Law: The Supreme Court changes everything
(USA) -- Late last year, I wrote a blog about the then pending sports betting case, entitled, “The Most Important Case of the Century.” It turned out to be...
article Mailbag Mythbusters: UIGEA and Sports Betting, Explained
(USA) -- This is the third in a six-pack of articles for Sports Handle discussing various federal statutes that in one way or another remain relevant to the expansion of...

6/3/2018

article U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports gambling no threat to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In response to Joy Friedman’s recent letter arguing that, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on sports gambling, people on the...
article OP/ED: Gambling is an economic loser
(Utah) -- The recent Supreme Court decision on sports gambling has been hailed by many politicians, including our own Gov. Gary Herbert, as a victory for states’...

5/26/2018

article Legislator isn't betting on legal gambling
(Georgia) -- Since the Supreme Court’s ruling this month overturning the federal ban on single-game sports gambling, 20 states are considering or have already...

5/25/2018

article Following Supreme Court Decision New Jersey Considers Sports Gambling Law
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is considering a bill that would establish the framework of operation and regulation for wagering at casinos and racetracks on the results of...

5/24/2018

article Supreme Court ruling on sports betting puts Colorado industries in limbo
(Colorado) -- This was a far cry from what likely would happen if sports wagering is legalized in Colorado. Dave Benavidez was the only wagering customer at Big D's...
article Sports Betting Past and Future
(USA) -- On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was wholly unconstitutional and overturned it in a 6-3...

5/23/2018

article SEN. HATCH: Sports Betting Is Inevitable—Let's Make Sure It's Done Right
(Washington D.C.) -- The fixing of the 1919 World Series. Pete Rose’s expulsion from baseball. Points-shaving at Boston College. Scandals like these rocked the...

5/22/2018

article A Supreme Court Decision That Was a Wild Card
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 2017, Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court reporter for The Times, was sitting next to an animated Gov. Chris Christie as he listened to...

5/21/2018

article Did the Supreme Court Legalize US Sports Betting? Not So Much, But Many Americans Remain Confused
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been a week since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA),...
article How sports betting could benefit media players
(USA) -- Last week, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 26-year-old law that prohibited sports gambling in most...
article Sports betting legalization: How we got here
(USA) -- The prohibition of alcohol began January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment took effect, making the business of booze illegal. Drinking initially declined, but...
article How new wagering will change the sports media business
(USA) -- The sports television industry is struggling. There is an onslaught of competition from streaming services, video games, social networks and mobile phones. Fans...

5/20/2018

article The Week in Review: Crashing the Sports Betting Party Before It Even Starts
(USA) -- It’s been a week now since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal law barring wagering on team sports, blasting open a legislative...
article Our view: Should Virginia, Tennessee consider legalizing sports betting?
(Tennessee) -- In what many observers see as a major victory for states’ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that a federal law that effectively...

5/19/2018

article George Will: Sports leagues will learn to deal with new gambling options
(Washington D.C.) -- Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans...
article Columbus community weighs in on Supreme Court decision
(Nebraska) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was unconstitutional and overturned it by a 6-3 vote.
article VELOTTA: Leagues seeking royalties from sports wagering may be let down
(Las Vegas) -- As the dust settles from last week’s historic Supreme Court decision on sports wagering — which everybody was fully expecting, by the way...
article Write smart regulations for sports betting in New York
(New York) -- When the Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that had banned most sports gambling in every state but Nevada last week, legalization of such...

5/18/2018

article 538: The Supreme Court Made It Easier For More People To Place Bad Sports Bets
(Washington D.C.) -- With the Supreme Court’s landmark gambling decision this week, many more Americans might soon be able to place a legal wager on their favorite...
article The Philadelphia Inquirer: Supreme Court ruling on sports betting is a loser
(Philadelphia) -- The Supreme Court ruling allowing New Jersey (and any other state) to legalize sports gambling may make legal sense, but the 6-3 decision opens a...
article Almost All the Recent Post-PASPA Sports Betting Developments in U.S.
(USA) -- It’s been a pretty insane and exciting week in the sports betting world. In case you were napping for five days: the 1992 federal law PASPA, which banned...
article As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind
(Washington D.C.) -- After the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week permitting sports betting, those involved in gambling addiction recovery are worried that...
article The Unexpected Winners of the New Sports Betting Industry? These Wonky Software Companies
(USA) -- As states create their own legal sports betting industries, every gaming company will rely on software platforms that prevent fraud, interstate betting, and...
article Casino lenders brace for refi wave after sports betting ruling
(New York) -- The potential legalization of sports gambling in the US is worrying casino loan investors as par-plus secondary loan prices could wilt if the prospect of...

5/17/2018

article The Risks and Rewards of the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision
(Washington D.C.) -- As federal laws go, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) never really hit the jackpot. Passed by Congress in 1992 to combat...

5/16/2018

article Bill Bradley says gambling on high school sports is upon us. Don’t bet on it
(Washington D.C.) -- Bill Bradley, not surprisingly, is upset with the Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that cleared the way for expanded sports gambling in the...
article Evangelical Leaders Denounce Supreme Court Gambling Ruling by Conservative Justices
(Washington D.C.) -- Evangelical leaders are expressing their opposition to a United States Supreme Court decision led by conservative justices that struck down a...
article Lawmakers Considering Legalizing Sports Betting Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
(USA) -- Lawmakers are considering the state’s options in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legalized sports betting throughout the...
article Legalized sports betting could help stop point-shaving
(Oklahoma) -- The Supreme Court has spoken. Legalized betting on sports is a state option, which means Nevada no longer has the corner on Bucks minus three over Pacers...
article Now that PASPA Has Fallen, What does this mean for the States?
(Washington D.C.) -- Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) is unconstitutional commandeering...
article Sports-Betting Companies Race to Expand After Supreme Court Decision
(New York) -- Companies on both sides of the Atlantic are working to launch or expand U.S. sports-betting operations after the Supreme Court struck down federal...

5/15/2018

article Understanding The Implications of Murphy v. NCAA
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Murphy v. NCAA (formerly known as Christie v. NCAA) removes the federal ban on sports betting and returns to...
article Supreme Court ruling in favor of sports betting is a win for everyone
(Las Vegas) -- First, many expected the decision to come in January. When that didn’t happen, focus shifted to March. Then April.
article Sports betting likely coming to California, but not soon
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that struck down a 1992 federal law and allowed states to legalize sports betting is likely to expand legal...
article VIDEO: How an arrest led to the end of the sports betting ban
(New Jersey) -- The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of New Jersey's effort to strike down the federal ban on sports betting.
article Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?
(Atlantic City) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-...
article Will legalization of sports betting end gambling scandals?
(Massachusetts) -- In the notorious Black Sox case, members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds....
article States Eye New Revenues After Supreme Court Backs Legal Sports Betting
(New Hampshire) -- Now that the Supreme Court says it's OK, states are free to legalize betting on sports if they want to. As a once under-the-table economy moves...
article Anti-gambling groups fear sports betting will hurt integrity of sports
(New York) -- The odds of betting on sports legally in Western New York just went up. Monday the United States Supreme Court paved the way for all states to legalize...

5/14/2018

article How the Supreme Court just paved the way for legal sports betting, explained in 4 minutes
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in Murphy v. NCAA that could lead to legal sports betting in states across the country. Here...
article States are free to authorize sports betting, Supreme Court rules
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states are free to legalize sports betting, a ruling that is sure to set off a scramble among the states to find...
article Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- In a boost for the prospect of commercial sports gambling across the nation, the Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that effectively...
article Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize...
article Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state, a precedent-shattering decision that opens the...
article U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing...
article BLOG: These States Could Accept Legal Sports Bets By The Time The NFL Season Rolls Around
(USA) -- Punters throughout the country got their wish, as on Monday the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA). The court ruled 7-2 in...
article Here’s what the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision means
(USA) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey in the case that was formerly known as Chris Christie vs. NCAA (Christie’s name has been...
article NFL will ask Congress to put betting framework in place
(Washington D.C.) -- While it remains to be seen how Monday's historic Supreme Court decision allowing states to conduct legalized sports gambling will affect the...
article Sports gambling ban lifted: What happens next?
(Washington D.C.) -- In a historic ruling that clears the way for states to legalize sports betting, the United States Supreme Court has declared that the Professional...
article Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Affront To State Sovereignty,’ Opens Door To Sports Betting Nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- In a victory for the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting Monday. According to Sports Illustrated...
article BLOG: The Supreme Court's Gambling Decision Is a Perfect Reflection of America
(USA) -- The whole economy is one big casino, as we learned to our horror in 2008 and 2009. Gambling is now marbled through every level of government; in most states, it...
article Gov wants special session on sports betting
(Connecticut) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports betting will likely result in a lot of talk among politicians in the state,...
article States Eye Taxes From Sports Betting as Supreme Court Kills Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- If there’s one sure thing in sports gambling, it’s that U.S. states will try to cash in on the market estimated at $150 billion. On...
article What to Expect in a World Where States Can Legalize Sports Betting
(USA) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a 25-year-old federal statute, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), paves the way...
article Devil is in the details for sports betting, says legendary broadcaster Musburger
(Las Vegas) -- Former sports broadcaster Brent Musburger, Vegas Stats and Information Network lead host and managing editor, discusses how the Supreme Court's ruling...
article Florida Isn't Going To Legalize Sports Gambling Soon, Even After Supreme Court Ruling
(Florida) -- After a huge Supreme Court decision today, gambling on sports may be legal in some states in time for this fall’s NFL season. But Florida isn't...
article High court's move to lift sports gaming ban could change Florida's gambling debate
(Florida) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that lifted a federal ban on sports betting gave a boost to gambling advocates in Florida who would like to bring the...
article Supreme Court leaves sports betting to states - could Florida legalize it?
(Florida) -- The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning sports gambling in most states on Monday, opening the door for lawmakers in Florida and other...
article Bet On This: MA Legislature Discussing Legal Sports Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Monday's ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that states are free to legalize sports betting opened the door to the possibility of a further...
article Sports betting: What will it mean for New York
(New York) -- New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved language in 2013 that would allow for wagering on athletic events in the event that the federal sports-...
article Mississippi casinos could take bets soon as court clears way
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi could, at least temporarily, be the only place within the Southeastern Conference where football fans can put bets down when games begin at...
article Supreme Court Decision on PASPA Could Lead to Mississippi Sports Betting by June
(Mississippi) -- Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional, the Mississippi...
article Indiana casinos want to offer sports betting but need state lawmakers' OK
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos will seek to offer sports betting now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that restricted gambling on football,...
article Sports Betting Provides Plenty of Upside for Racing
(New York) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the federal prohibition on sports betting, legal sports books will likely begin operations in New Jersey,...
article Court ruling is a victory for horse racing in the state, too
(New Jersey) -- The biggest winner of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes sports gambling in New Jersey (and potentially all other states) may just...
article How the Supreme Court's Sports Betting Ruling Affects Leagues, Players and Fans
(USA) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Murphy v. NCAA on Monday makes it clear: The federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (...
press release AGA Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Murphy v NCAA
(Las Vegas) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement after the announcement of the Supreme Court's opinion...

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