ï»¿NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the strongest proponent of legalizing sports gambling associated with four major expert sports leagues, and this week he predicted that a federal repeal to the present ban will be the next couple of years.
Basketball boss Adam Silver thinks chances of PASPA’s repeal are about as strong as the Golden State Warriors winning another NBA title in the coming years. (Image: CBS Sports)
Showing up on a panel alongside the other ‘Big Four’ commissioners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB boss Rob Manfred, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the executives had been asked to weigh in on the long term of gambling in sports.
Silver, not surprisingly, gave probably the most endorsement that is resounding legalizing activities gambling.
‘My feeling is the law will change in the next few years in the usa,’ Silver explained, as reported by SportsBusiness Journal. Silver added that if the law changes and sports gambling becomes a right reserved to the states, he hopes jurisdictions that legalize sportsbooks would also allow betting that is in-play.
‘People desire to bet through the entire game. It results in enormous additional engagement with the fans,’ Silver concluded.
The four league bosses had been appearing at a conversation titled GameChangers: Creating the Future of Sports. The event had been hosted by The Paley Center for Media in nyc.
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