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Opinion: Would Federal Offshore Sportsbook Crackdown Really Help?

In a letter dated April 13, American Gaming Association (AGA) CEO and President Bill Miller sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to focus its attention on illegal gaming including offshore sportsbook activity taking place “across our great nation.” The letter correctly notes that illegal gambling is […] Read More
Posted on: May 9, 2022 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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Opinion: Digging Deeper On DOJ Bust Of California Illegal Bookie Ring

Federal authorities issued a press release late last month announcing the resolution of a series of cases stemming from what the feds dubbed “an illegal gambling operation that involved current and former professional athletes, some of whom assisted with the business and others who placed large bets on games.” The announcement notes that the conspirators […] Read More
Posted on: April 13, 2022 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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Opinion: So An NFL Player Walks Into A Sportsbook …

The news that Atlanta Falcons and former University of Alabama star receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games while away from the team last November for mental health reasons is disappointing for fans of the league. The same could be said for those hoping that league-wide gambling education programs were effective. […] Read More
Posted on: April 12, 2022 | Opinion Sports Betting | John Holden
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