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|Description||The Surpeme Court struck down a 26-year-old federal ban on sports betting on Monday Youth Breeland Speaks Jersey , allowing states to decide whether they want to allow legal wagers on football, basketball, baseball, hockey and other games. Here’s a look at what that means: SO, WHEN CAN I BET ON SPORTS? Soon, depending on where you live. Officials in three states – Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey – have pledged to start accepting legal bets within weeks. Three others already had laws on the books authorizing sports betting in the event of a favorable Supreme Court decision, although there likely will be more debate about the specifics. More than a dozen other states either have active legislation to authorize sports gambling or have considered it in the past. Expect those discussions to ramp up, along with more aggressive lobbying in those states by sports book operators and the professional leagues. WHO WILL ACCEPT BETS? It will vary from state to state. Some have authorized commercial casinos to open sports books, while some will offer sports betting products through their state lotteries. Aside from the few states that have worked out those details already, lawmakers and regulators will be deciding whether to allow bets to be placed at casinos, horse racing tracks, off-track betting parlors or even stadiums, and whether to allow online and mobile betting. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE LEAGUES? The four major U.S. professional leagues and the NCAA spent years fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the constitutionality of the federal ban. Nonetheless, the commissioners of the NBA and Major League Baseball have both said they’re open to the prospect of legal gambling – on their terms. The NBA and MLB have been lobbying states to give a small percentage of the amount wagered back to the league offices. They say they deserve a cut because gambling is entirely dependent on their business, and they need to spend more money to guard against potentially devastating game-fixing scandals. Casino interests argue that Nevada does just fine regulating gambling and flagging suspicious behavior without sending money directly to the leagues. The NFL Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , the nation’s most popular spectator sport, will have to reckon with its longstanding opposition to gambling, which many critics say is hypocritical because the league encourages fantasy sports, publishes detailed injury reports that help bookies set odds and schedules several games every season in London, where in-stadium betting is legal. League owners also approved the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, gambling’s mecca in the United States. With the fight against expanded gambling lost for now, the NFL could use its powerful lobbying muscle to partner with the NBA and MLB and seek new federal regulations. Gambling proponents argue that the leagues will benefit through sponsorships and other tie-ins with sports book operators and enhanced fan interest in their games. ”I think everybody who owns top-four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double at least,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday. HOW WILL THIS CHANGE THE FAN EXPERIENCE? Once sports betting becomes more widely legal, fans can expect to have the opportunity to bet on their phones during games, a common practice in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. Television ratings and subscriptions to streaming services could increase because fans are more interested in games that don’t involve their hometown teams. And discussion of point spreads, over/unders and prop bets could become more common among broadcasters and journalists as they seek to remain relevant to how fans are thinking about sports. WILL ILLEGAL BOOKIES GO OUT OF BUSINESS? Probably not, said Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, a Las Vegas-based attorney who chairs the gaming practice at Dickinson Wright. Illegal bookies have longstanding relationships with their customers, some of whom prefer the anonymity of gambling offshore, and they don’t have to pay taxes or fees. Plus, with states legalizing sports betting in a piecemeal fashion Chris Wormley Jersey , illegal operators will continue to be more convenient for many bettors. Savvy businesspeople are also likely to create new gambling products that aren’t specifically addressed by state laws, just as daily fantasy sports companies did while the federal ban was in place. ”Americans will continue to be entrepreneurial, especially finding a way to evade all the compliance costs, tax costs, regulatory costs,” Lowenhar-Fisher said. ”That’s exactly what the fantasy sports operators tried to do – offer sports betting without having to deal with all the things a sports book operator has to deal with.” — FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darron Lee was hit hard by Bart Scott — and brushed it all off. The New York Jets linebacker was recently criticized by the former NFL star and current radio co-host for what Scott thinks is an apparent lack of toughness on the football field. Scott, during a segment on WFAN’s “Carlin, Maggie & Bart” show on Aug. 17, said Lee turns down contact at times during games and hasn’t made any impact plays since being drafted by the Jets in the first round out of Ohio State in 2016. “This guy, I don’t want to call him soft, but he’s a little plush,” Scott said. “I don’t understand how they keep allowing him to get away with this because I saw this last year. And I’m saying, ‘Maybe he’s young and maybe he needs to put a little bit of muscle on.’ But when you’re turning (contact) down in an era when you don’t even have any real fullbacks? Man, if I was in that locker room, I would have to tell him Ondrej Palat Jersey , ‘Look, bro, you either drop your marbles, or you need to take your bag and go.'” Lee, entering his third NFL season, said he was not aware of Scott’s comments until he was asked about them after practice Monday. “I like Bart,” Lee said. “He’s a great guy. That’s all I’ve got to say. Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” Lee knows Scott personally, and the two have spoken in the past. “He has my number,” Lee said. “I don’t really have a problem with it. It’s his opinion. … It comes with the territory, man. You can’t expect to get a pat on the back all the time. And if you are, that’s a bad look, a bad sign anyway.” At 6-foot-1 and 232 pounds, Lee is considered by some to be undersized for the middle linebacker position — a spot Scott played for 11 seasons during stints with Baltimore and New York. Scott was known for making a ton of tackles and for being a vocal presence on the field and in the locker room. Lee has finished second on the Jets in overall tackles in each of his first two seasons, and has four sacks and no interceptions. More than anything, though, Scott questioned Lee’s desire to be the playmaker the Jets need him to become. Scott also pointed out one particular play in the Jets’ 15-13 preseason loss at Washington on Aug. 16 when Samaje Perine ripped off a 30-yard run. “The big run is right at him Authentic Alex Cappa Jersey , and you know what he did?” Scott said of Lee. “He jumped outside because he didn’t want to stand on the train tracks when the train was coming through. … They have to make a decision because this is Year 3. And usually by Year 3 of playing this much football, you are who you are. … It’s one thing to not be able to execute. It’s another thing for me to have to question your heart. That’s where we’re at with Darron Lee right now.” Scott suggested Lee be moved to safety, but that doesn’t appear to be in any of coach Todd Bowles’ plans. Lee is expected to start at middle linebacker next to Avery Williamson. “There are high expectations, and I know he wants me to reach those,” Lee said of Scott. “I would want that. If I was an older guy and if I saw somebody that wasn’t putting in, I would probably have my own opinion about it also. He has his own opinion about it. I’m pretty sure if there was something else he would want to say, he has my number.” Lee also didn’t think Scott’s opinions would serve as any extra motivation for him this season. “I always have a chip on my shoulder,” Lee said. “I have my own expectations. It doesn’t matter what anybody says, what any media member says. It’s not going to top my own expectations.” Does Lee think he’ll text Scott and ask him why he made those comments? “No,” Lee said, shaking his head. “I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I can’t be worried about that.” NOTES: WR/KR Lucky Whitehead, waived-injured on Sunday, went unclaimed and reverted to the Jets’ injured reserve list. … Bowles wouldn’t rule out some starters playing in the preseason finale at Philadelphia on Thursday night. Authentic Arizona Cardinals Jerseys|
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