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Special Edition: The Rise of Legal Sports Betting

• 17 min

The legal sports betting industry has really taken off in the last few years, ever since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban. A recent Pew Research Center survey found about 1 in 5 U.S. adults say they’ve bet money on sports in the last year and the majority of states have now legalized some form of sports betting. What are the potential benefits and consequences of this type of gambling?  We’re getting two interesting perspectives today. Later, you’ll hear from Mike Raffensperger, an executive at one of the biggest players in the sports betting world: FanDuel. But first, you’ll hear from Dr. Timothy Fong, an addiction psychiatrist and the co-director of the Gambling Studies Program at UCLA. This episode is brought to you by and Get ad-free episodes by becoming an insider: 

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