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Is the NFL's Stance on Gambling Antiquated?

Given the current economic situation and Delaware's legalization, is it time for the NFL to rethink its position on sports gambling?

Posted by Emil Steiner on May 15, 2009 6:32 AM
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frankbd: What we should re-think is whether the state of Delaware should exist. It sucks money from the rest of the country by hosting unregulated i...

katfish: Isn't there already legal gambling on the NFL. Anyone can bet online. The NFL know is it so why are they fighting? Do they think people are ...

B2O2: According to a study a few months ago by independent auditor Pricewaterhouse Cooper, legalizing and taxing internet gambling would put up to...

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Flipdog11 Author Profile Page :

MY HUSBAND ACCUMULATED OVER $300K DEBT FROM SPORTS GAMBLING. IT LITERALLY SHATTERED OUR MARRIAGE AND OUR DREAM.

caribis Author Profile Page :

What do you call fantasy football? You pay money, make predictions about the future and if you are correct get money back. The NFL and the networks it has agreements with heavily promote fantasy football. Whether it is in the form of individual stats on a ticker or by organizing online fantasy leagues. Without gambling the NFL would not be anything close to what it is. The NFL doesn't want the taint of gambling, but it needs it and it promotes it in one form or another.

frankbd Author Profile Page :

What we should re-think is whether the state of Delaware should exist. It sucks money from the rest of the country by hosting unregulated incorporation laws and credit card practices. And they charge FOUR dollars to drive 20 miles across the tip of their state.

Cede it to Maryland!

katfish Author Profile Page :

Isn't there already legal gambling on the NFL. Anyone can bet online. The NFL know is it so why are they fighting? Do they think people are really that stupid they will think the NFL doesn't need or want betting for its own survival. GROW UP

B2O2 Author Profile Page :

According to a study a few months ago by independent auditor Pricewaterhouse Cooper, legalizing and taxing internet gambling would put up to $51.9 billion over a ten year period into the US Treasury. This at a time when our country is deeply in debt. We can either do something constructive about it, or we can keep letting the Taliban control our laws. Which is it going to be?

http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/pricewaterhousecoopers-up-to-52-billion-in-revenue-from-internet-gambling-1213/

 
 
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