OPINION: Poker and casino players deserve the same protections as sports bettors

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OPINION: Poker and casino players deserve the same protections as sports bettors

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  • Steve Ruddock, Casino Reports
July 10, 2024 7:52 PM

Since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) on May 14, 2018, 29 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) have legalized mobile sports betting. That’s a number almost as impressive as the number of acronyms I managed to fit into one sentence.

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The impetus to legalize sports betting was to protect consumers from the dastardly offshore sites. However, as I wrote in my Straight to the Point newsletter in May:

“When it comes to legalizing gambling, the goal is money; the selling point is consumer protection. The first has to make sense for everyone involved (everyone who matters anyway) before the second becomes the campaign’s public face.”