The sports activities betting group apparently isn’t too pleased with ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski’s newest tackle playing.
Wojnarowski, in reference to an incident involving Kyrie Irving and a fan, went out on a limb to make the argument that regulated sports activities betting — particularly stay in-game betting from the sector — is creating further rigidity between gamers and followers.
“As gambling becomes prevalent in the arena,” he mentioned, “people [are] gambling on almost everything that goes on in the game and they’re drinking. Players, organizations, and you talk to them, they already feel it in the arena. When people are losing money in real time and they’re pointing to a player on the court and they’re saying, ‘Hey, I bet you to score more points in the second quarter than somebody else and I lost,’ you’re adding an element to that that we’re not talking as much about but is a real factor in this league.”
Sports betting has been round for many years, after all, however since 2018 states throughout the nation have moved to legalize and regulate industrial sportsbooks. The U.S. Supreme Court in May 2018 struck down a decades-old federal prohibition on sports activities betting.
“And I think you’re going to see more instances of fans being even more vitriolic toward players in this league,” Wojnarowski said. “[I]t’s an issue they’re gonna have to deal with, but it comes with the influx of gambling money that everyone is going to profit off of, both players and the league. But it’s going to impact the relationship between fans and players in real time.”
This is a ridiculous take…
So the rationale Celtics followers went after Kyrie is as a result of they wager the Nets?
I’ve been a VGK season ticket holder for five seasons the place betting has been authorized from the beginning. My stadium expertise is not any completely different than going to video games as a child in Chicago https://t.co/xl5oTaCm5r
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) April 19, 2022
I dont assume Celtics followers are yelling at Kyrie as a result of he did not attain their level prop https://t.co/U4cqDXShzg
— Jake (@Procis1on) April 18, 2022