NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the proponent that is strongest of legalizing sports gambling associated with the four major professional sports leagues, and this week he predicted that the federal repeal to the current ban will be the next several years.
Basketball boss Adam Silver thinks the chances of PASPA’s repeal are about as strong as the Golden State Warriors winning another NBA title in the coming years. (Image: CBS Sports)
Appearing on a panel alongside the other ‘Big Four’ commissioners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB boss Rob Manfred, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the executives were asked to consider in on the future of gambling in activities.
Silver, not surprisingly, gave probably the most resounding endorsement to legalizing sports gambling.
‘My feeling is the legislation will change in the next years that are few the united states of america,’ Silver explained, as reported by SportsBusiness Journal. Silver added that when the law changes and sports gambling becomes a right reserved to the states, he hopes jurisdictions that legalize sportsbooks would also allow betting that is in-play.
‘People wish to bet throughout the game. It results in enormous additional engagement with the fans,’ Silver concluded.
The four league bosses were appearing at a discussion titled GameChangers: Creating the Future of Sports. The occasion was hosted by The Paley Center for M Continue reading NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years