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What Are the Odds Sports Betting Brings New Troubles?: QuickTake

Dec. 2, 2019, 4:24 PM

One of the main objections to legalizing sports betting used to be that it would tempt players and officials to rig games. But that’s become something of a moot point following an explosion of illegal sports gambling via online bookmakers. In fact, many sports bodies and law enforcement agencies now argue that the best way to combat match-fixing is to bring sports betting out of the shadows. Whatever the risks, the potential tax windfall from legalization may be too alluring to pass up for many jurisdictions. By legalizing the practice in 2018, the U.S. is becoming the biggest test case in sports...

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