Tag Archives: Adam Silver

ESPN – DOJ & NFL agreed sports betting to be a ‘game of skill’

US sports network ESPN has disclosed that the Department of Justice and the NFL in legal documents have considered, sports betting to be a ‘game of skill’. The definition used by both parties may become a vital distinction in the progress of legalised sports betting within the US. ESPN, North America’s biggest sports broadcaster, discovered the documents by searching public …

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Silver gains sports betting support from NBA owners

Having stated his support for opening US sports betting markets and allowing betting wagers on professional sports, NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver appears to have gained support on the subject matter from several NBA franchise governance and owners. In a recent interview with online sports portal Bleacher Report Radio, La Lakers President Jeanie Buss stated approval for Adam Silvers pro-stance …

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MLB Commissioner Manfred open to sports betting discussions

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred is prepared to discuss legalised sports betting with other US pro leagues and sporting bodies. Manfred joins NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver in his open approach to sports betting being allowed in the USA. Speaking to ESPN Manfred praised Adam Silver for opening discussions and debate on the subject matter. Manfred further commented …

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National Basketball Players Association opens sports betting discussion

Michele Roberts the Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) told ESPN Radio that the body had begun to engage players in discussions regarding the possibility of allowing sports betting on matches. Roberts’ statements follow NBA Commissioners Adam Silver ongoing public support for legalised sports betting to enter the US sports market. Roberts stated that at present the …

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David Stern backs Silver on US sports betting

Former NBA Chief Commissioner David Stern has urged the US government to introduce federal regulations for sports betting, backing current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s calls for federal reforms. David Stern who was the longest serving NBA Commissioner (20 year governance) made his supportive comments on CNBC’s Morning Show. Former Commissioner Stern is thought to be one of the most influential …

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US online gambling & betting efforts set to regroup in 2015

Efforts to liberalise the US online gambling market stalled in 2014 with no new states joining New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware in allowing online gambling services and regulatory policies. The lack of progress witnessed in 2014 has underwhelmed pro gambling campaigners and international operators eyeing market entry. Furthermore the poor revenue performance of the three online gambling states, has further …

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US Gambling Industry supports Silvers stance on sports betting

US betting and gambling stakeholders have shown their support for NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silvers pro legalised sports betting views. Silver who became NBA Commissioner in February, is the first head of a major US sports league to call for sports betting to be legalised and regulated.  Silver urged for the US government and  its Federal Courts to change their …

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UFC Vice President backs expansion of US sports betting

UFC Executive Vice President Lawrence Epstein has publicly backed the expansion of legalised sports betting in the United States. Speaking to US news source ESPN.com, Epstein urged the US senate to address the need for proper regulation and frameworks in order to allow legalised sports betting. Epstein stated that unlike the four major US sporting associations (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB) …

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New Jersey officials propose 0.25% tax on sport betting wagers

New Jersey state officials have proposed adding a 0.25% tax on all sports wagers made within licensed state gambling enterprises. The proposed measures have been put forward in order to subdue corporate concerns regarding  sports corruption and match fixing. The proposal for 0.25% on sports wagers was penned by  Atlantic County state Senator Jim Whelan and New Jersey representative Vincent …

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