The public’s perception of sports betting, and the regulations that govern it, have both swung wildly back and forth over the years. There have been waves of public support for sports betting, followed by waves of worry about rigged games and the negative societal effects of gambling.
Assuring Sports Bettors of a Secure Environment
The mafia used statistics to their advantage and dominated the sports betting industry from the 1940s through the 1960s. In general, organized crime isn’t praised for its courtesy or respect for the law. Because U.S. sportsbooks were forced offshore by PASPA and UIGEA, millions of Americans now participate in a wholly unregulated sector that is subject to the laws of countries like Curacao and Costa Rica.
Detection of Problematic Gaming will be Easier
In a state-sanctioned, controlled system that prioritizes citizen safety, things would be different. Game providers might implement wagering limits and perhaps conduct player screenings for compulsive gambling. Addicts to gambling may find relief via public service announcements.
More Entertaining Games for Leagues
Millions of individuals in the U.S. desire a safe, secure method to put bets on sports events, just like those from Europe, Australia, and wherever globally. It will help the fans, the governments, and everyone, even the leagues who are ridiculously against it.