D5 - D5 Virginia Nolan Upon an initial google search of sports betting it became clear that there are many ways to bet on sports Three sites popped

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D5 Virginia Nolan Upon an initial google search of “sports betting” it became clear that there are many ways to bet on sports. Three sites popped right up offering places for visitors to place bets on March Madness. Obviously there is a lot of money in sports betting. I found it interesting that sports betting on college games came up first, even though March Madness is probably the most prominent cllege sporting tournament, it still seems odd to bet on the performance of college students. This is just another way that gambling is introduced to young people. Cheating in sports betting is another issue. Everyone remembers Pete Rose and the baseball cheating scandal. There is no doubt that sports betting raises issues of integrity. With sports betting, unlike casino games, the outcome of the game is not really dependent on chance, but instead on the performance of the athletes, the plays called by the coaches, and the calls made by the referees. Since it is dependent on people instead of chance, if someone is making plays or calls a
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course HTM 260 taught by Professor Fernsten during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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