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elT
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That is a ridiculously good idea.  That's about 2 years away from being 2 years away.

hahah no seriously, I really really like the idea.  College is a waste unless you're going to get a degree and most of these kids are 1 and done.  If they are going to get a degree through distance while they play, they might as well as do all of it.

I also really like the idea of having a strong focus on life skills and money management - not just the small rookie program.  So many good things about the idea.


Yeah, it just makes some much sense. Especially if the league office, agents and player association would work together and specify a detailed protocol/framework for that first year which would give every team a good base for their program and help ensure the kids get what they need. 

Of course, not everyone would succeed, like with everything there are no guarantees. But I do believe this one year NBA internship would do more for players involved than one and done in NCAA. At the same time, NCAA wouldn't go anywhere, there would just be another fully legitimate option and then NCAA and NBA could get rid of one and done. IIRC, Fran proposes that as well. Get rid of one and done, make it two years minimum but allow HS kids an opportunity to test NBA waters and if they are not drafted, allow them to go back to NCAA where they would spend at least two years. 
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Supreme Court Overturns Federal Ban On Sports Gambling

MAY 14, 2018 10:09 AM

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 to overturn the federal ban on sports gambling.

"Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own."

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act did not ban sports gambling nationwide as a matter of federal law, but it said the states were not allowed to permit it. The law had passed in 1992 but Nevada was grandfathered in.

Chris Christie challenged the law, arguing that it violated the Tenth Amendment, which the Supreme Court has said prohibits federal laws that compel states to carry out federal dictates. 

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elT
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DocHolliday
^^^ It is...I think this is a decision that's going to end with more negatives than positives.

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Get ready for legalized sports betting.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a federal ban enacted in 1992 on sports betting is unconstitutional, creating a flurry of business opportunity for companies across the sports landscape and giving fans a new regulated way to wager on games.

 It’s one of the biggest decisions we have been waiting for.

The ruling, which overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), allows states to legalize sports betting. Until now, Nevada was the only state where one could bet on the results of an individual sporting event.

“Today’s ruling makes it possible for states and sovereign tribal nations to give Americans what they want: an open, transparent, and responsible market for sports betting,” American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman said in a statement. “Through smart, efficient regulation this new market will protect consumers, preserve the integrity of the games we love, empower law enforcement to fight illegal gambling, and generate new revenue for states, sporting bodies, broadcasters and many others.”

New Jersey is expected to be the first state to enact new legalized sports betting laws, with others to soon follow. We’ve reached out to the Washington State Gambling Commission for details about the state’s plan for legal sports betting and will update this story when we hear back.

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Dave Softy Mahler
 
@Softykjr
 
 

Continuing to outlaw sports gambling would be the height of stupidity in our state. The tax revenue stream alone would be worth billions. You can buy a cookie full of weed but you can’t bet $20 on the Seahawks to beat the Bears?

 

Startups and entrepreneurs have been anticipating the decision. The opportunity is massive; Americans place $150 billion on illegal sports bets, Bloomberg reported.

“It’s one of the biggest decisions we have been waiting for,” said Rahul Sood, CEO of Seattle-based esports betting startup Unikrn. “In the future, people across the U.S. will be able to bet on esports online using the Unikrn platform.”

It’s a boon for DraftKings and FanDuel, the venture-backed daily fantasy sports platforms. DraftKings, which has nearly 10 million users, plans to offer a sports betting product later this year.

“Our mission has always been to bring fans closer to the sports they love and now, thanks to the wisdom of the Supreme Court, DraftKings will be able to harness our proven technology to provide our customers with innovative online sports betting products,” DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said in a statement. “This ruling gives us the ability to further diversify our product offerings and build on our unique capacity to drive fan engagement.”

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Darren Rovell
 
@darrenrovell
 
 

DraftKings & FanDuel became infinitely more valuable in the last 30 minutes. With the database of gamblers and tech they built with daily fantasy over the last three years, they have a chance to be a winner here. That’s what investors still in those companies had bet on.

 

There may also be implications for sports media companies. NiemanLab noted today that “an awful lot of sports reporting is about to move from entertainment information — stuff you read because you enjoy it — to production information — stuff you read because you think it’ll help you make money.”

ESPN reported that most states plan to eventually offer online and/or mobile wagering; each will create their own rules and regulations around sports betting.

“In the aftermath of this landmark decision, and considering the many ways this seismic shift will impact the landscape, it is critical to create a framework that enables U.S. sports fans to engage in the sports and competitions they follow and love, through a safe and secure wagering infrastructure that balances the priorities and needs of all stakeholders,” Carsten Koerl, CEO of sports data giant Sportradar, said in a statement.

Though the NBA and MLB supported legal sports betting, Fortune called today’s decision “a setback for professional sports leagues.” It remains to be seen how leagues will demand certain fees for bets placed on their games and create regulations around data rights.

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Carl Quintanilla
 
@carlquintanilla
 
 

"It'll finally be fun to go to a baseball game again." https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/996055662772801541 

 

Data and analytics will also be a key focus in this new age of sports betting.

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Scott Van Pelt
 
@notthefakeSVP
 
 

I am too. I’m just amazed how foolish people are to suggest that all the advanced analytics means people will win. It’s HARD to win

 


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LeBronIsYourDaddy
you cant fight technology. people could already bet if they wanted its not gonna change much. the people who really want it illegal are the Sheldon Aldesons of the world, billionaire casino owner and a major reason sports and poker betting online is illegal in the USA while not in the rest of the world.


 Im not for a nanny government saving people from themselves by taking away their freedom. I dont see people in Canada going to hell in a hand basket and our government profits directly off gambling with proline and online gov run sites. 
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DocHolliday
LeBronIsYourDaddy wrote:
you cant fight technology. people could already bet if they wanted its not gonna change much. the people who really want it illegal are the Sheldon Aldesons of the world, billionaire casino owner and a major reason sports and poker betting online is illegal in the USA while not in the rest of the world.


 Im not for a nanny government saving people from themselves by taking away their freedom. I dont see people in Canada going to hell in a hand basket and our government profits directly off gambling with proline and online gov run sites. 


They're a lot of regulations to gambling in Canada which the US doesn't have.  Each State will have their growing pains but I'm sure it will balance out in the long run.

Freedoms....that's an interesting comment.  I don't agree with taking away freedoms to regulate the masses as long as your freedoms don't hurt mine.  Meaning, there is a criminal element to gambling and most that gamble have a difficult time managing themselves: and then there are some that go too far and end up hurting themselves and others.  That's when there needs to be regulations.  Like the old saying goes, rules and laws are made for the few, not the many; if your rights and freedoms hurt mine then that's when I want laws to protect me.  Same goes for guns, alcohol and drugs.
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elT
DocHolliday wrote:


They're a lot of regulations to gambling in Canada which the US doesn't have.  Each State will have their growing pains but I'm sure it will balance out in the long run.

Freedoms....that's an interesting comment.  I don't agree with taking away freedoms to regulate the masses as long as your freedoms don't hurt mine.  Meaning, there is a criminal element to gambling and most that gamble have a difficult time managing themselves: and then there are some that go too far and end up hurting themselves and others.  That's when there needs to be regulations.  Like the old saying goes, rules and laws are made for the few, not the many; if your rights and freedoms hurt mine then that's when I want laws to protect me.  Same goes for guns, alcohol and drugs.


Thanks for pointing that out. Gambling is not benign, it isn't just a game, those claims are sinister as hell. It is addictive and like any addiction, all sorts of hellish stuff can develop from it.
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Pzabby_2nd
Alcohol is also addictive. Prohibition didn't work. With tech being what it is today, outlawing gambling won't help those with problems - it'll only keep them out of the public eye, which really only furthers their problems.

Legalize. Regulate. And provide social programs to help those in need. Most things don't require criminalization and criminalization is an ineffective tool for achieving certain ends.
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elT
Pzabby_2nd wrote:
Alcohol is also addictive. Prohibition didn't work. With tech being what it is today, outlawing gambling won't help those with problems - it'll only keep them out of the public eye, which really only furthers their problems. Legalize. Regulate. And provide social programs to help those in need. Most things don't require criminalization and criminalization is an ineffective tool for achieving certain ends.


Don't forget to tax the shit out of it so you can finance those programs with something while making the whole thing less affordable.
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elT wrote:


Don't forget to tax the shit out of it so you can finance those programs with something while making the whole thing less affordable.


Exactly.

Part of the reason I quit smoking actually was finances. Now - I'm a broke ass student. But it's certainly one deterrence factor.
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