sports betting

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Influencing Legal Sports Betting in Vegas Seven

Today in Vegas Seven I talk a little bit about what might come after the broader legalization of sports betting in the United States: The case stems from New Jersey’s attempts to legalize sports betting, in contravention of PASPA, a 1992 law that banned new states from legalizing sports betting. Although New Jersey had a …

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The NFL used to shun Las Vegas. Why is it moving a team there? – The Washington Post

I’ve written up a few thoughts for the Washington Posts’s Post Everything on why Las Vegas is suddenly acceptable to the NFL: The gambling industry here and football have been seeing each other secretly since the 1960s. But Monday’s 31-to-1 vote by league owners to permit the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas with …

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Why Congress Should Repeal a Federal Tax on Sports Betting | Vegas Seven

My latest Green Felt Journal talks about the history behind the federal tax on sports betting: Like so much else in the history of Nevada gaming, the tax is linked to the Kefauver Committee, the early 1950s U.S. Senate body that investigated organized crime throughout America. Chaired by maverick Tennessee Democrat Estes Kefauver, the committee …

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As New Jersey Moves to Legalize Sports Betting, Nevada Stays One Step Ahead | Vegas Seven

In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I discuss how Las Vegas faces change: Now let’s broaden that concept and consider how Las Vegas not just the casino industry responds to changes dealt to it externally. For example, earlier this month, gay marriage became legal in Nevada. Almost immediately, the question being asked wasn’t whether Nevada’s …

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Colbert Arrest Highlights Hypocrisy of Prohibition in Vegas Seven

Last week, Mike Colbert’s arrest was big news. I commented about it pretty extensively in a few places, but I didn’t have time until yesterday to pull my thoughts together and put them down in one place. The result is a Vegas Seven blog post: The arrest last week of 25 people—including Cantor Gaming’s sports …

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