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New York Times Sports Betting Investigation: Key Takeaways


Four years ago, it was illegal to gamble on sports in most of the United States. Today, anyone who turns on the television or visits a sports website or shows up at a stadium is likely to be inundated with ads to bet, bet, bet.The New York Times has spent nearly a year investigating how the sports-betting industry got so big, so fast — and what the consequences are likely to be for public health, taxpayers, the sports world and more.Here are some of the key findings from our reporting.Gambling companies and sports leagues had a field day with state lawmakers.After the Supreme Court opened the door to sports betting in 2018, lobbyists pushing for the legalization of online betting lavished state of …

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