Industry Insider – US sports players associations speak out on PASPA


Players institutions representing athletes around four important sports over the United States have joined together to launch a statement concerning the possibility of legalised sports gambling within the nation.

Union’s for specialist gamers throughout baseball (MLBPA), basketball (NBPA), American football (NFLPA) and ice hockey (NHLPA), have now (Thursday April 12) issued the following announcement:

“Given that the impending Supreme Court choice concerning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), agents of the MLBPA, NBPA, NFLPA and NHLPA are working together on the legal, commercial, functional, and individual consequences of permitting sports gambling to eventually become mainstream.

“The time has come to tackle not only who gains from sports betting, but also the prices. Our unions have already been talking about the effect of betting on gamers’ privacy and publicity rights, the ethics of our matches as well as the volatility within our companies.

“Betting online sports might come to be widely lawful, but we can’t permit those who’ve lobbied the toughest for sports betting are the only ones controlling the way that it could be ushered to our companies. The athletes also have to have a chair at the table to make sure that gamers’ rights and the ethics of our matches are guarded.”

Editor Michael McCabe – The impact on players privacy was violated decades ago when Fantasy Sports became household games. Ask Richard Sherman, he’s advocated this in the past and he’s on the defense! This is merely passing the cost onto Sports Books, which will then in turn be passed onto the bettor. USA must still tread carefully, if odds are not competitive punters will still place bets offshore.



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