Sports Betting Advocates See Momentum Building

The Hill discusses legalizing sports betting with Michelle Minton.

Supporters of legalizing the multibillion-dollar sports betting marketplace are ramping up efforts to enshrine policy changes nationwide.

The American Gaming Association (AGA), a trade group that represents casinos and others in the gaming industry, has already been rallying support among state policymakers and officials. Now it’s bringing that campaign to Capitol Hill in full force.

Sports leagues fiercely lobbied for PASPA and have been vocally opposed to any kind of legalization.

“The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering, which has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics community,” the organization says in a section of its website devoted to sports betting.

Some of the groups in favor of sports betting reject that argument.

“The way we see it, it’s not government responsibility to protect the reputation of sports leagues,” said Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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