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NFL wants an intregity fee

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Battlelyon, May 16, 2018 at 11:37 AM.

  1. Battlelyon

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    Sports Leagues Will Plead With the Federal Government for "Integrity Fees" from Gambling

    Anyways, the other thing you’ll notice is that all three of them used the word “integrity” in their statements. This is a reference to the “integrity fee” that they are trying wedge into state bills. Their argument presumes that the amount of betting will rise substantially enough that they’ll have to up their scrutiny to make sure games aren’t fixed.

    As Mike Florio pointed out in a story about West Virginia’s bill, Nevada has had legal sports betting for some time and they do not pay an integrity fee to the leagues. The NFL spent millions of dollars trying to figure out if Tom Brady deflated footballs, and wound up with results that were inconclusive at best. The leagues already have every incentive to make sure their sports are on the level.
     



  2. There is A Moose at 3rd

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    Cash grab.
     
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    pandoras box has been opened.

    legalized gambling will hurt pro sports quality
     
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    Yeah nice try, fuckers.

    You got plenty of munnies
     
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    Sacrifice Goodell to Lucifer now.
     
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    Eh just a cash grab by businessman.

    I don't personally bet (outside of some fun stuff once in a while) so I'm certainly no authority on gambling/betting itself, but reading through the proposal and current law, I really don't see the big deal. Most people are not hardcore betters, and the ones that are, already find ways around legality or go to states that allow it.

    What this will do is simply open up what is likely to be casual betting and people just watching odds, betting $10-100 here and there, trying to come away with a couple grand a year at most. If there's a shitty call or controversial play in the NFL, fans whine and moan because it's shitty reffing, and (OMG fantasy/pick ems!) etc. If people truly believe games are fixed, they're not going to gamble anyway.

    I honestly doubt because now people can bet you're going to have America up in arms about 'fixed' games. Most people probably will continue not to bet and those that do are not betting their life savings away on a game in most cases. If there are people that would do that, they're likely already doing it or gambling in casinos where it's instant gratification if they win. You're not going to have a bunch of people all the sudden go from $0.00 to betting $10,000 every week and flipping their shit if there's a controversial call. Give me a fuckin' break.

    This is also if states even allow it since the state still has to pass the law and change the infrastructure with booths, betting locations, etc. It's not like you're going to walk down to your local 7-11 in 3 weeks and place bets. I guess the positive thing about this end of day is it does push revenue into states that allow it.

    As for the sports leagues, might as well try, lol. I can't argue against them trying to scream about a fee (albeit bullshit) for this. If the states are dumb enough to do it, then it's just more money in the owner's pockets, which is what they really want here.

    I can just see the 32 NFL owners and Goodell.

    Goodell: "You mean MORE people can make money off OUR game!? That's ridiculous! They can't make money, WE MAKE MONEY! Let's... charge a fee!"
    Owners: "Good one Gooddell! We love you!"
    Goodell: "Right!? Now everyone line up to blow me. Silver? That means you too."
     
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    NFL and Integrity are two things that go together at all
     
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    The lawsuits in this Country are just ridiculous

    New Jersey will seek reimbursement from sports leagues for lost gambling revenue
    Posted by Mike Florio on May 16, 2018, 9:35 PM EDT
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    In 2014, the sports leagues successfully blocked New Jersey from offering wagering on sports. Now, New Jersey will be seeking reimbursement for the money it otherwise would have made.

    Via Stephen Edelson of the Asbury Park Press, officials at Monmouth Park will file an application in federal court “seeking to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars” arising from the initially successful — but ultimately fruitless — effort to keep sports betting from happening.

    At first blush, it seems like a stretch. The sports leagues didn’t improperly block New Jersey from engaging in sports wagering; instead, the sports leagues relied on a federal law that had been on the books for 22 years. And multiple federal courts agreed.

    It was only when the United States Supreme Court — on a 6-3 vote — overturned the federal law that the sports leagues’ position was proven to be wrong. Thus, the sports leagues would seem to be no more legally responsible for the lost gambling earnings than the members of Congress who passed the bill, the President who signed it into law, or the various courts that had consistently upheld its legality and constitutionality.

    This could simply be an effort by New Jersey to keep the sports leagues from now extending an open palm that hopes to be filled with an “integrity fee.” Instead of working with New Jersey in 2014 to allow everyone to make money, the sports leagues tried to keep anyone and everyone from generating revenue through gambling. It would be a bad look for the sports leagues to try to get a cut from New Jersey now; an effort to seek hundreds of millions in damages from the sports leagues could be the best way to get them to back off as New Jersey finalizes and launches its sports betting program.
     
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    I think Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft already paid their fees. The rest of you will get to deal with it.....
     
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    crap... 2 things that DON'T go together... DAMNIT!
     
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    Personally, I think it's a conflict of interest for them to be involved with gambling. If certain matchups are likely to bring in more betting action (I mean revenue) wouldn't it be in the best interest of the league and the referees to make sure they go as deep as possible? I think sports gambling should be legal, however, I don't think any league should be profiting off of it directly.
     
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    Don't look now but the IRS is coming after your winnings too!
     
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    yep
     
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    Has legalized gambling hurt DFS or something?
     
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    They didn't care about fantasy football makijg people who don't care about football watch their project but now they want a fee that gets more people to care about it.
     
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    no but ppl will be betting on their product they want a big chunk of that revenue its a huge number
     
  20. Southieinnc

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    Goodell looking for integrity fees is like a hooker asking for a tip......
     
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