The Mouthpiece: Legal challenges of expanded sports betting

This is The Mouthpiece, a guest contribution by Martin Owens. If you would like to submit a contribution please contact Bill Beatty for submission details. Thank you. Part one: Why Legislators Need Horse Sense The big problem with widely publicized Supreme Court decisions is that people insist on reading all sorts of things into the decision. Things […]

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Sports betting is coming. Here’s what it looks like in the U.K.

LONDON — Dotted among the fried-chicken joints, pawn shops and Eastern European grocery stores on the main street of London’s East Ham neighborhood, the ubiquity of one type of outlet might seem alien to American visitors. NBC News counted 15 betting shops while wandering a 1.3-mile stretch of High Street North on a recent afternoon. […]

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Sports betting is coming to America. Here’s what it looks like in Britain.

Mark Potter, 37, a former professional rugby player, says his gambling addiction started with a visit to a so-called high-street bookmaker — the legal shops that appear on Britain’s equivalent of Main Street. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was that I sold my wife’s engagement ring and sold my kids’ stuff to gamble […]

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Sunderland academic backs gambling changes to reduce maximum stakes fixed-odds betting machines

A Sunderland psychologist has welcomed moves to reduce gambling stakes. Dr Helen Knight, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Sunderland said gamblers have a primal need to chase the loss which has led to North East gamblers losing millions of pounds on controversial Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals. The Government recently stepped in to reduce […]

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The Guardian view on betting advertising: not during the games

Images Marcus Rashford celebrates with England team-mates Phil Jones, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold during Thursday’s friendly match against Costa Rica at Elland Road. The World Cup starts next week, a truly global festival that unites bookmakers all around the planet in pursuit of gamblers’ cash. Whichever team wins on the pitch, the firms which […]

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