Today, a conversation about the consequences of a Supreme Court ruling last May that struck down a 1992 federal law that disallowed most states from being in the business of organized betting on sports. This opens the door for states to pass sports gambling legislation.
Five states had already passed laws allowing sports gambling in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling. A little later in the program, we’ll talk about the possibilities of that happening in MD. But first, a conversation with a person whose perspective on this issue is unique.
Tom McMillan was a basketball star at the University of MD in the 1970s, who played in the NBA for 12 years. After his pro basketball career, he went on to represent MD’s fourth district in the US Congress. Today, he is the President and CEO of LEAD1, an association of Athletic Directors at the most prominent NCAA Division One Schools. Tom McMillan joins us on the line from Washington, DC.
And, joining us on the line from Boston, Daniel Barbarisi, a journalist and author of book Dueling With Kings: High Stakes, Killer Sharks, and the Get-Rich Promise of Daily Fantasy Sports. Daniel is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He’s a Senior Editor at the sports website, The Athletic.