MLB Commish: Reconsidering Stance on Sports Betting

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Feb/09/2017

With Donald Trump now in the White House, there is renewed interest in getting sports betting legalized.  This includes amongst the major sports leagues like Major League Baseball.

At the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that he is monitoring the situation closely.

“There is this buzz out there in terms of people feeling that there may be an opportunity here for additional legalized sports betting,” Manfred said. “We are reexamining our stance on gambling. It’s a conversation that’s ongoing with the owners.”

In a radio interview Super Bowl Sunday, the newly elected US President said he was open to discussing the idea of legalizing sports wagering with the various sports leagues and gaming commissions.

President Trump told Jim Gray of Westwood One Sports: “Well, what I’d do is I’d sit down with the commissioners.  I would be talking to them, and we’ll see how they feel about it.  Some would not want it, and probably others -- and I’ve read others maybe do.  But I would certainly want to get their input and get the input from the various leagues, and we’ll see how they feel about it.  I’d also get the input from lots of law enforcement officials, because, obviously, that’s a big step.

“So we wouldn’t do it lightly, I can tell you.  It will be studied very carefully.  But I would want to have a lot of input from a lot of different people.”

Watch the MLB Commissioner talk the potential of legalized sports betting below.

<iframe width='640' height='360' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' src='http://finance.yahoo.com/video/mlb-commissioner-rob-manfred-legalizing-165354078.html?format=embed' allowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' allowtransparency='true'></iframe>

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

BingoSpirit.com Review l Complaints l Online Bingo From the US

BingoSpirit.com Review l Complaints l Online Bingo From the US

BingoSpirit.com is an online Bingo site licensed in Curacao that welcomes players from the United States and around the world.

GalaBingo.com Review l Complaints l Online Bingo From New Zealand, Netherlands

GalaBingo.com Review l Complaints l Online Bingo From New Zealand, Netherlands

GalaBingo.com is an online bingo site that also offers roulette, scratch cards, and video poker.  It is available to those in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and another dozen nations.

How to Run an In-Play Sportsbook the Right Way

How to Run an In-Play Sportsbook the Right Way

In their "must read" book "The Logic of Sports Betting", Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow discuss the pitfalls of offering live in-play wagering, which now accounts for more than half of the betting activity at some offshore sportsbooks.

It's Official: Sports Betting Now Legal in Tennessee, Bookies Sweating the Blues

It's Official: Sports Betting Now Legal in Tennessee, Bookies Sweating the Blues

Check this off under "Knew it all along".  Tennessee officially legalized sports betting on Friday (May 24, 2019).

Tiger Drops the F Bomb After Being Asked About $85K Bet Made on Him to Win Masters

Tiger Woods dropped the F Bomb after being asked how he felt about someone wagering $85K on him to win the Masters.

Syndicate