This comment explores the avenues professional sports leagues are taking to profit from legalized sports gambling following the Murphy decision. Part II provides the modern historical legal background of sports gambling in America, discussing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and the reasoning for and the effects following the Act’s falling in Murphy. Part III analyzes the current sports gambling landscape, including the current federal and state legal landscape; society’s ever-revolving views on sports gambling; the American sports gambling industry, the offshore industry, and the growth of the industry as a whole; and the stances of sports leagues before and after Murphy. Part IV discusses the several ways in which the major sports leagues are attempting to capitalize on the potential new revenue streams and identifies which strategies will be the most successful.
Edward “Max” Bell,
Betting On Gambling: How Professional Sports Leagues Could Increase Revenues Following Murphy v. NCAA,
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