by Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research; Michael Kotrous, Mercatus Center
Posted June 5, 2018 In News

People sit in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.AP Photo/John Locher

In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal prohibition on sports gambling. With many states making changes to accommodate the Supreme Court’s decision, one thing is clear: Legal sports gambling is here to stay. CGO Director of Strategy Christopher Koopman and Michael Kotrous, a scholar at The Mercatus Center at George Mason University outline how this will satisfy consumer demand for daily fantasy sports and betting, which will attract new viewers to professional sports leagues that have struggled with TV ratings.

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