Supreme court rules you can gamble on NCAA sports legally now

Joined: October 3rd, 2013, 4:59 pm

May 15th, 2018, 5:18 am #1

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/23 ... s-gambling

I am an agnostic when it comes to gambling.  I don't do it except the occasional poker night for small stakes and don't really care if someone else does.  That being said I do wonder if some of these kids who are asking to be paid as they can not afford basic life luxuries might be susceptible to a bribe from a bookie to throw some games.  
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Joined: August 29th, 2012, 6:15 pm

May 15th, 2018, 8:52 pm #2

I love playing poker.  I love going to casinos.  I love fantasy football, making goofy side bets etc.  My point is I enjoy very small stakes gambling.  So having said that, I think this is a terrible idea.  Betting on if some cards will come up 21 or if a little white ball will fall on Red 19 is not the same as putting money towards something that is supposed to be a game and can be controlled or manipulated.  I am not a fan of this at all.

MAYBE the solution is you can bet on Pro sports but not college / amateur etc. level.  Don't allow betting on college sports.  problem solved.

of course that will never happen.  this is a money play. so more money the better.  I just don't like it personally
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Joined: August 10th, 2017, 5:39 am

May 16th, 2018, 5:17 am #3

It's too easy to point shave in BB at the college level.  One player who wants to make some side money can easily manage the final score.

I don't think they can stop this type of cheating, so it's smarter to limit the betting to parts of the game that can't be easily manipulated.  It's almost impossible to get enough FB players to shave points, so I would let that happen.  BB?  no way.
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Joined: December 28th, 2012, 3:23 pm

May 16th, 2018, 9:14 am #4

Well, Mississippi is way ahead on this thing.

There was legislation passed last year that allows sports gambling at Casinos.  It was kind of slipped in on  bill that was designed to limit online gambling such as draft kings.  What it did was allow sports betting in Casinos.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission already has guidelines in place as well.  This will be happen soon in this State.
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