Very disappointing news in the headlines from the state of Deleware: “A Federal Appeals court sided with major sports leagues and struck down Delaware’s plan to offer sports betting this fall.”….
This, of course, is absurd and hypocritical. Without gambling, interest in the NFL would plummet, ratings would drop like a stone and the multi-billion dollar television contracts would disappear….
In reality, the NFL should be on their hands and knees thanking Las Vegas, fantasy leagues, parlay cards, bookies and off shore casinos; all of whom increase interest by leaps and bounds….
Las Vegas also keeps the games honest, because the last thing they want is fixed games. Whenever there is an unusual betting pattern, the bosses in the casinos pull the game off board and contact the FBI….
Vegas makes its money off the vig, which means the 10% fee they collect when a bettor loses. The pros know how to set and move lines to ensure 50% of the action comes in on both teams; meaning they clean up on the vig….
They come out winners either way….
So for the NFL to scream bloody murder about Deleware attempting to ease their financial burden by allowing betting on NFL games is laughable….
When the league gives back 50% of their revenue, which is what they would lose without gambling, I’ll believe they are concerned about the “integrity of the game”….
So kudos to the State of Deleware for coming up aith a great idea to create revenue. And a big thumbs down to the hypocrites in professional sports who killed the bill….
As a lifelong 49ers fan, I’m not turning cartwheels upon the announcement that Shaun Hill edged out Alex Smith for the starting QB position….
I know he’s 5-0 at home and played pretty well at the end of last season, but I still would have made every effort to sign Michael Vick. I know the bagage that comes with him, but the bottom line is it’s all about winning and Vick gives them a better chance to win….