A move to legalize Sports Betting


Many fans consider it ridiculous you can't wager on sports outside of Nevada and Atlantic City and some are optimistic the law is about to change. Fifteen states have plans to authorize sports gambling as soon as its legal.

Jon Price is founder of Sports Information Traders. He says from Wall Street to fantasy leagues, gambling is everywhere.

"What people need to understand is that gambling happens all the time in an around us, it's just a matter of how it's perceived."

Price says it's silly to put our heads in the sand and pretend it isn't there.

"It can only mean more money for government; it can only mean more finances toward betting the area that we're in."

Price says don't kid yourself, most fantasy football players are hoping to win money and the networks encourage it.

"Now they have specialty shows across radio and television that are just about fantasy football and who to start and who to sit and again, that all goes back to the wallet."

 Price says he's optimistic Congressional efforts to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act will be successful, maybe as soon as next year. Sports betting is illegal in Texas, but you can wager online.


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