The U.S. Supreme Court has overthrown a ban on sports betting. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay looks at the pros and cons of allowing states to legalize wagering on sports.
It’s not only churches that have a vested interest in sin. Governments do too. Politicians like nothing better than the taxes they harvest from gambling, drinking and smoking.
The latest quest for more of this money is sports gambling, once the province of organized crime. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed states to get into the sports betting business, some pols see a new pot of gold.