Aug 1, 2018

The brave new world of legalized sports gambling

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The NBA has become the first major sports league in this country to sign a deal with a sports betting operation. Back in May, the Supreme Court said it was OK for states to legalize sports betting, meaning Las Vegas…

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NBA signs deal with MGM Resorts as legal sports betting takes root

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If you’re the kind of sports fan who likes to put a little money on games, there was some news for you this week. The National Basketball Association has become the first major sports league in this country to sign…
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The NBA has become the first major sports league in this country to sign a deal with a sports betting operation. Back in May, the Supreme Court said it was OK for states to legalize sports betting, meaning Las Vegas would no longer have a monopoly. ESPN reports the deal the NBA signed with MGM Resorts is worth $25 million over three years. We’ll talk about how that might play out. Then: A MoviePass competitor is expanding to the United States just as the company is struggling. Can Sinemia make the business model work? We asked its CEO. Plus: Google might be developing a new version of its search engine just for China. We’ll tell you what you need to know.

Music from the episode

Sweet Harmony The Beloved
Chamakay Blood Orange
Mermaid In Heaven The Neptunes
Burn the Witch Radiohead
Maria También Khruangbin
Saint Ivy Beach Fossils