Why has sports betting been deemed an especially toxic form of gambling? In this video, James Surowiecki looks at why we have laws that ban sports betting in most of the U.S., and explains why he sees those bans as illogical and irrational: http://nyr.kr/ZokjFT
In this week’s issue, James Surowiecki writes that “betting on the Super Bowl is an all-American pastime,” one that saw billions of dollars in wagers, almost all staked by people who live in states where sports gambling is against the law. Here, Surowiecki makes a case for nationally legalized sports betting: http://nyr.kr/14DMKn1
Did you place a bet on last night’s game? Do you think sports betting should be legalized?