Future of sports betting series

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On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional, changing the future of sports betting in the United States.

Here is a collection of stories looking at the future of sports betting in the United States.

The marketplace

In Part 1 of Chalk's series, we examine what the legalized sports betting market could look like.

The bettors

If sports betting is legalized in the U.S., recreational bettors will have far more options, such as gambling hedge funds. But they will also have increased competition. And not only from humans.

The pitfalls

Some say legalized U.S. sports betting is the wrong move. Experts point to potential increases in problem gamblers, harmful advertising and gambling scandals. But is it all doom and gloom?

Fantasy sports

Fantasy sports have never been more popular. Single-game sports betting is legal only in Nevada. However, the line between the two is blurring rapidly.

Betting fraud

Social media accounts spreading false information and injury reports? "Ghost games" that appear on sportsbook betting menus but never occur? It may seem far-fetched, but the next wave of potential betting fraud is already here.

The arenas

Betting on a Premier League game in an NBA arena hours before the game tips off that night? Suites with big-time gamblers' favorite shampoo and amenities? Here's a look at what the future of U.S. legalized sports betting could look like.


Sportsbooks on yachts and an eNBA league? Here's a look at five ways technology will shape the U.S. sports betting landscape in the future.

Congressional action

Congress has been slow to regulate legalized sports betting. Here is one potential scenario that we imagined that could push D.C. to act.

Sports betting and Big Brother

Don't look now, but cameras scanning the stands are on the way to help identify betting groups trying to take advantage of slow data.