Jeanie Buss

NBA has been preparing to embrace legalized sports betting for years

NBA has been preparing to embrace legalized sports betting for years

For several years the NBA has been shifting its stance on sports betting. Monday’s Supreme Court decision to lift a federal ban on sports betting comes at a time when the league is prepared to welcome the change — and capitalize on it.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court opens the door for states to pass laws legalizing sports betting,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “We remain in favor of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it, but we will remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures. Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game...

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