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--A3-- t1_j6nootr wrote

I hope we don't get inundated with ads and marketing. Sports betting is a tax on stupid people but it's also a tax on people with addictive personalities.


devAcc123 t1_j6nvpwj wrote

I mean it’s also just entertainment, same way you pay for any other entertainment. Shut going to a sporting event with 1 other person and grabbing some food and drinks runs you easily around 150-200 bucks nowadays, no harm in someone putting 20 bucks on games here and there for entertainment value. Would like to see advertising restricted though, same as booze/cigarettes.


--A3-- t1_j6nzo9m wrote

Maybe I just don't get that part of it. I watch sports because I'm interested in the game itself, not because I have anything riding on the outcome. Even then, why not just bet among your friends to avoid the taxes and casino profit margin, or get an app that lets you place mock bets using fake money? Are you sure it's fun to put $20 on the Superbowl coin flip when the odds are -105 heads, -105 tails?


aVeryLargeWave t1_j6o47pb wrote

People don't enjoy routinely taking money from their friends. People enjoy wagering real life currency on unknown outcomes and enjoy the risk, its really as simple as that. It really isn't the governments role to regulate what consenting adults can do with their money.


BradMarchandsNose t1_j6osh1u wrote

Also, betting with your friends means you both have to be on different sides every time. I’d rather bet with my friends and we can all cheer for the same outcome.


devAcc123 t1_j6o55xz wrote

I mean if I’m at a bar and 2 sub 500 NBA teams from across the country are battling it out in a meaningless game I’d rather watch anything else, much more exciting to put a couple dollars on it with a buddy and sit there and get pumped up about some guy hitting a meaningless 3 with 4 minutes left down 25 because you’ve got 10 bucks on him having over 12 points or something lol

Different strokes for different folks, it’s obviously a predatory Industry but so are tons of others that we just accept as part of life


whosthere5 t1_j6odwpx wrote

You ever play fantasy football or anything? Same kind of appeal. Also you can still avoid tax the way people have always done that, with a bookie


thejosharms t1_j6ogbqb wrote

> Sports betting is a tax on stupid people but it's also a tax on people with addictive personalities.

I'd hope you have the same, or more, energy to come for the state lottery.

Sports betting has several barriers to entry for your average person and the odds are transparent.

Walking into your local convenience store and dropping $100 a week on scratchers where you have no clue what your odds or potential winnings are is far more predatory and exploitive.


--A3-- t1_j6opgry wrote

Yes, the lottery and casinos are also taxes on stupid people and people with addictive personalities. Statistics tells you that you're going to lose; some people don't get that, and other people get hooked in a futile attempt to reclaim the money they've already lost.


BradMarchandsNose t1_j6os7y9 wrote

We already have been inundated with ads and marketing. Watch any sporting event and like every other ad is for a betting service.


iacceptjadensmith t1_j6ouifr wrote

Sports are 100x better when you have 10 or 20 bucks on it. This is simply a fact.


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