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#pounditFriday, September 22, 2023

Joe Maddon: Sports gambling has ‘always been legal’

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn’t reading much into Monday’s Supreme Court ruling about sports gambling.

After the high court repealed the ban on sports betting at a federal level, Maddon was underwhelmed, stating that gambling has always been going on, and that the ruling is simply a means of removing the shroud from something that has been happening everywhere.

As Maddon noted, sports betting is, for now, up to the states. The Cubs manager doesn’t seem to have any problem with this, and frankly, he’s right that people have been betting on sports, legal or not, for a very long time. Now nobody has to pretend anymore.


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