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Tuesday, February 13th 2018

6:36 AM

View: Leagues’ New Argument For Sports Betting ‘Integrity Fees’ Is Their Worst Yet by Dustin Gouker

The NBA and Major League Baseball are using a novel argument to validate their desire to get a one percent cut of all sports wagers - what they are calling "integrity fees" - in any state that legalizes wagering on games.

Namely, their latest talking point is this (I'm paraphrasing): They spend a lot of money on putting on games, so they should get compensated because you wouldn't have anything to bet on otherwise!

This is some high level nonsense that has no place in the debate over legalization of sports betting going on in statehouses across the country, as legislatures grapple with the issue.

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