The Culture of Sports: Why You Should Embrace Sports Gambling

August 28th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
The Culture of Sports: Why You Should Embrace Sports Gambling

In May the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Thus far three states New Jersey, Delaware, and Mississippi have joined Nevada to embrace sports gambling. Four other states West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New York have passed bills allowing for sports gambling. Fourteen other states have introduced but not passed bills. Maryland Delegate Jason Buckel joined The Culture of Sports host Jonathan Yates to discuss the bill he introduced in Maryland and why he believes the NCAA should embrace sports gambling. Yates and Buckel cover his decision to introduce new legislation, the Supreme Court’s ruling, the impact on college atheltics, athletic director opposition to legalized sports gambling, Christie vs. NCAA, as well as e-sports gambling.

0:23 Supreme Court ruling

1:07 Christie vs NCAA

8:11 NCAA opposition

11:04 March Madness

18:16 Enforcement

22:25 e-Sports Gambling

Jonathan Yates About Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates spent much of his career working for Members of Congress in a variety of press and legislative posts. Positions he has held working for Members of Congress and state legislators include Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. His journalistic work has appeared in such periodicals as The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Investor's Business Daily, and TheStreet, among others. He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jonathan also hosts The Culture of Sports You can follow Jonathan Yates on Twitter at @politicsports13

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