Should Sports Be Legalized?

978 WordsJan 2, 20164 Pages
Some jobs would also be created if online gambling was legalized. Many of the existing online gambling sites would move their operations to the United States, while other sites would be newly created in here. The jobs created would range from computer programmers to customer service jobs (Rousu). Our economy is always looking for new jobs to decrease the unemployment rate. This is a great way to lower unemployment and increase the economy at the same time. In Canada, the provinces experience additional revenue, job creation, and a decrease in criminal activity because sport betting is partially legal (Vacca). Canada is one of the many countries that have legalized online gambling. If the United States follows suit with other countries, it could experience the same benefits that the other countries have acquired from their own system Allowing sports betting in the United States would allow the country to profit off of an already thriving industry. Legalized sports betting will give the economy a huge amounts of revenue that sports books in Nevada have been benefiting off of for years. In 2011, more than $2.8 billion were wagered legally on sporting events in Nevada. The sports books in Nevada earned $140.7 million in revenue (Vacca). Not only is making money important, but even more important is being able to monitoring online gambling. Politicians, the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA, and the fans are all concerned with maintaining the integrity of professional and collegiate
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