April 24, 2024

How Gambling Scandals Are Rocking Sports Leagues

by The Journal

Less than six years after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for legal sports gambling, U.S. sports leagues are facing an onslaught of betting scandals. The latest example is Jontay Porter, a little-known NBA player, who has been given a lifetime ban for betting on games. WSJ’s Jared Diamond unpacks how major leagues are confronting the darker sides of sports betting with alarming frequency.

Further Reading:

-NBA Player Banned for Life for Betting on Games 

-America Made a Huge Bet on Sports Gambling. The Backlash Is Here. 

Further Listening:

-How a Psychiatrist Lost $400,000 on Gambling Apps 

-Disney Gets Into Gambling 

​​-FanDuel CEO on Sports Gambling's Big Boom 

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