sports gambling

Keith Strudler: Gambling On Sports

May 16, 2018

Just to be clear, I do not particularly enjoy betting on sports. There’s a lot of reasons for that, including the fact that once you have money on a game, you tend to worry more about finance than athleticism. Also, I tend to be really risk averse when it comes to money. For me, the anguish of losing $50 is way more pronounced than the joy of winning $100.


Bennett Liebman of the Albany Law School's Government Law Center joins WAMC's Alan Chartock to discuss sports gambling. 


Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players.

The contenders in the 115th assembly race met in a town hall style debate Tuesday night.

The informal debate between Conservative Karen Bisso and Democrat Tim Carpenter in Malone followed a basic format, but allowed questions from those who attended the forum. A number of issues were covered  and there was often congenial discussion between the two.  A recurring theme was displeasure with Albany as shown in their response to the state mandated tax cap. Democrat Tim Carpenter works for the Corrections Department and is a Plattsburgh city councillor

The top two executives at the non-profit New York Racing Association, which operates New York’s three state-owned horse tracks, were fired last week amid allegations they knew the company was collecting more than the legal amount of so-called takeout on certain bets, costing winning bettors an estimated $8.5 million dollars.

The firings have called into question the idea of gambling and gaming in general, as Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas style casinos in the state.

For many, the month of March signals one of the most exciting events in U.S. sport – the NCAA men’s basketball division one tournament.

This year’s tourney in particular has scored high thus far on the madness-meter, with two 15 seeded teams, the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks and Norfolk State Spartans defeating number 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils and University of Missouri Tigers respectively.