Last week, I talked to Forbes about the effect legalized gambling will have on local bookies. As a professional sports bettor for over 20 years, I shared my thoughts on the state of illegal bookmakers with the increased legalization of sports gambling.
As legalized gambling continues to spread across the US, more Americans are betting more money than ever before. According to the American Gaming Association, almost 7 million Americans will place a bet with a bookie, up 13% from 2020 while nearly 11 million gamblers will bet at a physical sportsbook, which is up from 58% from 2020. The reason – legal sports betting has expanded form 19 states to 26 states and Washington, D.C. since 2020.
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