One of the most venerated sports publications is taking a look at sports gambling in the United States and how it has changed the country’s leagues, athletes and fans. Sports Illustrated upcoming issue covers all that has happened since PASPA was legalized.
A Look at Today’s Sports Gambling Industry in the US
Sports Illustrated is bringing out its latest issue on newsstands and online on August 12, and this time, the issue will examine the success of gambling in the US. Following the repeal of PASPA in 2018, there has been a strong succession of legal developments that have allowed the country to go legal on sports gambling.
The materials that will be available in the upcoming issue will be entirely dedicated to how mainstream gambling has evolved and how it’s about to change moving forward. The information provided in the pieces has been provided by the likes of Alex Prewitt, Chris Mannix and Jon Wertheim, all senior writers at SI.
SI will touch on how gambling is altering the sports experience for fans, leagues and athletes. Sports gambling is represented as an activity that has strong clout over recreational and sharp bettors by Wertheim.
Covering Sports Gambling from A to Z
The issue will talk about the nomads of sports gamblers who are keen to cross state borders to get in on the action and place legal wagers, as well as leagues who are ensuring that the integrity of every game is kept entirely. SI has also reached out to anonymous sportsbooks, who still operate under the radar and are preparing to set up a legal shop.
SI has asked Nick Hornby to cover a piece on the Super League, the botched attempt of several European soccer clubs to establish a private league for select clubs only to generate additional revenue for themselves.
Then, Wertheim takes a deep dive into the National Football League (NFL) and the change in the league’s makeup since 1960. SI has made sure to cover interesting topics such as fantasy football, breaking down the sports gambling business by the state in terms of revenue, taxes, and participation.