Sports betting what a bunch of Hippocrates

 

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 Sports betting what a bunch of  Hippocrates
JUST GIVE THEM A PEICE OF THE ACTION  !!!!
When DraftKings and FanDuel blitzed broadcasts with hundreds of millions of dollars in commercials at the beginning of the N.F.L. season last year, daily fantasy sports appeared to be a virtual cash machine. Each company was valued at more than $1 billion, and their investors included Major League Baseball, the N.B.A., and the N.F.L. owners Jerry Jones and Robert K. Kraft, as well as major media companies like NBC.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY YOUNG KIDS ARE “GAMBLING” ON FANTACY SPORTS AND ARE ALREADY SEEKING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION .
Lets look at the history of sports betting In 1992, Senator Bill Bradley sponsored a bill that allowed sports betting to be grand fathered for the 3 or 4 states that had sports betting or previously had sports betting.  NO STATE ADDED SPORTS BETTING THEN.

Years ago, I was on a TV show with Howard Cossell (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? David Stern, NBA commissioner said: “We don’t want the week’s grocery money to be bet on the outcome of a particular sporting event”

What a change===== On Dec. 11, 2009, commissioner David Stern told SI.com (the web site for Sports Illustrated) that legalized gambling on the NBA “May be a huge opportunity”

NOW  ==

when gambling suits the owners, it’s fine
N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver: Allow Gambling on Pro Games

We are also hearing that if we legalize sports betting we will stop the illegal sports betting in the state. We know it  can’t  true ! But what we do know is that if you add a new form of gambling more people try it and some of those people will become addicted. The proof to that test is that we heard that when lottery came into effect we were going to stop the illegal numbers games. In fact that never happened. One of the reasons are that you can still get credit from a “runner” when you play an illegal number, and today some stores that sell lottery tickets, still allow known players to run up a tab and pay when they can.  In fact, when I was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (1986-1994) we did a survey that Gallup conducted for us. Two of the questions on the survey were: Have you ever played illegal numbers? 31% of the respondents said “yes”. Second question was: Do you play legal lottery in the state of NJ. 81% said “yes”.



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