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Thoughts on legalized gambling? by Hugh Chodgekadge - Wed, 16 May 2018 23:17:45 EST ID:dpqLsNX/ No.32211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think its stupid. Players will throw games. People will make money. Nothing is regulated. If you legally place a bet its like buying a scratch ticket now. Betting will be more corrupt than when it was illegal. I hate to say it, debate me if you think I'm wrong.
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Shit Pissleshaw - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:23:45 EST ID:9o2cLbWv No.32212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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people that are just placing small-time money on shit (march madness brackets at work, fantasy football with your friends) won't have to hide it any more, and states can possibly regulate and make revenue off of it. I don't know how that would look or if it would be a good thing for the average joe fantasy player, but as a Floridian I think we're gonna head towards legalization post haste and I guess I support bringing more revenue to the state. high rollers/pro gamblers, meanwhile, will have more cities of sin in which to party and bet (see: Miami) and states will likely make more revenue off of that too. fairness of competition will not change, at least not until the incentive to take falls exceeds bonuses players and coaches already get for winning playoff games or making certain benchmarks (which I don't see ever happening). plus a lot of bets these days aren't "I bet the eagles will beat the pats" but more like "Foles will have 200 yds by the end of the 2nd" or "LeBron will have 3 setups to K-Love in the 1st 5 mins." really specific shit like that is a lot harder to engineer if youre worried about the integrity of the game being affected. and if players were somehow incentivized to fulfill these weird, specific parameters the games would become so chaotic that I'd say fairness would be restored just by virtue of everyone having such disparate goals. a given team winning would be incidental, not rigged, lol.

and then for the low-life sleazy gambler nothing's gonna change. if you're not a playboy (and thus can't get credit from a casino), bookies are still the only people around that will offer credit, and once this is all regulated and sanitized they're still going to have their market of people who otherwise couldn't gamble at the more reputable venues (which is still a sizeable chunk of people).

the angle i find more interesting is how this will change sports media. they've already had vegas "insiders" on places like ESPN explaining how lines are made or whether or not you should take the points and shit like that, but I think now gambling advice is gonna explode even more as a niche in the Sport Media Talking Head department.

but ever since fantasy football; and then daily fantasy, blew up, casual, "regular" people have been doing what is essentially gambling, with fantasy experts giving advice on it, for like a decade now. I don't see how you see much change on the horizon from the current landscape.
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Shitting Bardworth - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:46:48 EST ID:hG5eA9Aa No.32401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Players will throw games

No pro player is gonna throw a game for money. They have enough. College could be a problem but probably not and here's why. They could be potentially throwing games/point shaving already in a unregulated illegal gambling bet. If its regulated we will know exactly whos placing bets and if the money can be followed we can see if the players benefit.
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Cyril Barringsog - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 21:54:32 EST ID:NLIbOvNA No.32476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32401

Exactly. The players will be less likely to collude with more oversight. Any large bet placed is going to have a lot investigation just like when you pull out or deposit more than $10,000 at a bank.

People have been betting on sports since the gladiators. Making gambling illegal is fucking stupid and a crime against civilization. Just like making drugs illegal. FREEDOM!


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