https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/sites/csnma/files/styles/article_hero_image/public/2018/05/14/sportsbetting.png
There's been a federal ban on sports gambling (that excluded Nevada), but it was just struck down! This opens the way to any state deciding to make sports betting legal (and therefore taxable), with some states ready to quickly making it legal. As one who follows sports, and plays daily fantasy sports (which for whatever reason isn't considered betting in most states), I'm really looking forward to being able to place legal bets on games. I've tried some questionably legal off shore betting websites, and whilst they're ran well, it's always felt shady.

It's estimated that Americans illegally wager $150 billion a year on sports.

Here's more information:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/sports-betting-ncaa-supreme-court/index.html

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 05/14/2018 at 07:38pm

(I know this isn't a typical Cheerful Ghost post, but it's gaming-related, in a way lol)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 05/14/2018 at 07:50pm

Is Cheerful Ghost opening up a sports betting area?

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 05/14/2018 at 08:00pm

RAKE IN TEH MONEY

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/14/2018 at 08:28pm

Haha, I feel like we’d be the wrong target audience for sports betting.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 05/14/2018 at 08:45pm

$5 on rollerball!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/15/2018 at 03:03am

> Is Cheerful Ghost opening up a sports betting area?

No but oddly enough I've been approached to link to sites that provide the odds for certain scenarios like the chances the average gamer could pre-order a NES Classic. That said, I didn't do that and I don't think Cheerful Ghost will open up a sport betting aspect to the site. Interesting idea though.

That said, I heard about this today and apparently this was a unanimous Supreme Court ruling which, to me, makes total sense. I don't gamble really ever but the fact that it was outlawed in ever state EXCEPT Nevada seemed honestly like someone in Nevada paid someone off to exclude the other states. Not sure Oregon will allow sports betting, I hope they do, but this seems like a pretty good idea if you are for more states rights.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/15/2018 at 03:40am

Yeah I have mixed opinions about sports betting but it seems crazy for it to be illegal at the federal level with exceptions for NV.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 05/15/2018 at 04:01am

Time to open up betting on eSports!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/15/2018 at 04:27am

> Time to open up betting on eSports!

Huh. That's not a bad idea.

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