Ever since the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decided to hear New Jersey’s claims, ultimately, about being able to allow sports wagering within their borders, with optimism for a positive ruling, a number of states have passed or are considering laws to permit sport wagering.
Additionally, in that same hope, more than a few gaming operators have retained “sportsbook experts” to help them evaluate and assess what their needs and opportunities will be now that SCOTUS has shown wisdom, allowing states to be the masters of their own sports wagering fate. But who qualifies the experts?
By the sheerest of coincidences a former associate, now running a fairly large property in another state, and I were speaking. In the course of conversation we were speculating about what impact legalized sports wagering would have on regional casinos. He mentioned that they had retained a particular person as their advisor on sportsbooks.
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