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NBA's Silver: Legalize sports gambling

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Leagues have opposed sports betting because of the possibility it could compromise their games' integrity -- a big concern ever since the thrown World Series in 1919, where Chicago players conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the games.

Related: Sports gambling vs.

Silver says it is important to protect the integrity of games, but argues that it would be easier, not tougher, with legalized gambling.

"I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated," he said.


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NBA's Silver: Legalize sports gambling - Nov. 14, 2014 by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney November 14, 2014: 2:46 PM ET

Don't bet on him being the last. "Over half of them have legal casinos." He quoted estimates that $400 billion is wagered on sports every year.

But beyond those kinds of sponsorship deals, the leagues are betting that the biggest side benefit that gambling will generate is greater interest in their sport.

Fantasy sports is a form of sports gambling which is allowed under current law. That's also the main reason that despite being an attractive and growing market, no major sports team is based in Las Vegas.

CNNMoney (New York) First published November 14, 2014: 2:46 PM ET


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"Gambling has increasingly become a popular and accepted form of entertainment in the United States," Silver wrote in an Op-Ed Friday in The New York Times. And the New England Patriots already have a deal with a rival site DraftKings.

But there are already some signs of a change of heart at the NFL, the same league that once banned Vegas tourism commercials from the Super Bowl lest it be seen as endorsing gambling.

In the Op-Ed, Silver called on Congress to change the law prohibiting sports gambling in most of the country since 1992. And that means even bigger broadcast rights deals for the leagues, which is where the big money lies. It is estimated to be a $1.4 billion a year business.

Related: Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bets

The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA did not have a comment Friday on Silver's position.

The NBA announced its own partnership deal with FanDuel on Thursday that grants it an equity stake in the site.

"Most states offer lotteries," He wrote.


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Silver was acknowledging what has been obvious in the world of sports for decades: people like to gamble on their favorite games, and will find ways to do so, no matter what the law says.

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced a marketing agreement with FanDuel, which runs daily fantasy games.

More interest means even better ratings for what has increasingly become the most valuable programming on television


Gutfeld: The safest bet to make this election

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I know! Talk about unpredictable!

Did you know we're in Vegas? So here's a thought: Why not do a monologue on the safest bet to make this election?

. That's scary, but not the end of the world. Hillary? Or all on orange -- Donald?


Meaning: This election, resist the platitudes, promises and gimmickry that sounds too good to be true. That's the safest bet in the world.

The point: Easy is deceptive, effort reaps reward.


Although the election feels like a one-time bet -- which is better because the house edge works on your stake just once -- the payout lasts four years. Slots and video poker are easy but fast, so you'll run out of cash pulling that lever and pushing those buttons.

My advice to the undecided: Go slow; do the homework, block out the emotion and media hysteria and think about the one issue that matters most to you. Then bury everything in a can in your backyard. Is it terror? Immigration? Competence? Experience? Character?

Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). If it's too fast and easy, then you're à¸à¸±à¸à¸£à¹à¸à¸´à¸à¸ªà¸ fun88 being duped.

Now, when it comes to gambling if the game is easy to play, it will usually cost you more. There's still 2020.

So, do you put it all on black -- i.e. If you do some homework and learn a table game, you'll still lose, but you'll lose slower.

Now, of Trump and Hillary which one is the safer bet?

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Tipping Slot Attendants In Las Vegas

Casinos want players to keep playing after they win a jackpot, not pack up and move to a competitor's casino.

If you win a jackpot and don't tip the slot attendant, and then receive poor and rude service from the slot attendant, quit playing. You should decide for yourself whether you want to tip a slot attendant. I call hors manure on that. Out of all of these customers, one may hit a jackpot. I don't think so.

If you feel that you have received excellent customer service in a casino and want to tip the person or people, then go right ahead.

A slot attendant always needs to be polite and courteous to players regardless of whether they receive a tip or not. I also do not have to stumble with placing 2-3 quarters in her hand each time she brings me a new drink.

Tipping slot attendants is simply the right thing too do.

No, Don't Ever Tip the Slot Attendants

I gamble my own money, I get lucky and win $500, and now I am suppose to tip the slot attendant who simply paid me the cash? It is a scam.

It is a scam. Explain to them how you won a mini-jackpot and was going to keep gambling here but instead you are taking your winnings to a different casino to play because you are tired of the slot attendant who is very rude too you, simply because you did not give her a tip.

Just because I won a $500 jackpot does not mean that I am ahead $500. For what? The slot attendant did nothing but take 3 minutes of her time to pay me my earnings. As For Slot attendants, the only thing they can do is be rude too you. The customer then thinks they won because the slot attendant pointed them too the machine originally. It is all luck.

The debate has raged on for years. Did the slot attendant give me money last week when I lost money?


As for the other casino staff such as cocktail waitresses and blackjack dealers, if you tip or not is up too you.

In todays world the casino could just as easily have the machine spit out a ticket and then I could take it to the cashiers' cage to redeem my earnings. It is very hard to survive in Las Vegas on minimum wage.


Their have been casinos in the past that have tried a no tipping policy. On the same token, if you feel a customer does not receive a tip then do not tip them. They point many customers to many different machines. Each night the slot attendants play a game of numbers. You should never feel forced to tip a slot attendant. Every time those casino policies have failed. I then usually receive many drinks and get them without waiting. These people feel that the only thing the slot attendant did is put a ticket in the machine and count out your cash.

Most slot attendants will tend to be courteous, even if you do no tip them.

The casinos that have tried to the no tipping policy have paid higher than minimum wage to their workers, but it was still not enough.

Others suggest that tipping the slot attendant is a waste of money and will never do it. Maybe in the old days, before all of this new computer generated tickets, I would consider tipping the slot attendant. They can point you out too machines that tend to pay off more often. Most of them will lose. I tend to give a large tip too the cocktail waitress the first time I see her. Image Credit: (Flickr/sophistechate)

Become A Slot Tech In Las Vegas

All Day Long Buffets In Las Vegas. That means I am still down $200, and the slot attendant wants a tip. Slot attendants do not deserve a tip and never have.

If you go to the same casino to play on a regular basis, a repeat customer, then you should always tip the slot attendants. A lot of their income is based on tips. The problem though, is that in order to survive the slot attendant needs to receive tips.

If this happens multiple times a casino will then either retrain the slot attendants in customer service skills or fire them.

The debate on whether you should tip your slot attendant or not rages on. The cocktail waitresses, the slot attendants, and all other casino personnel have no incentive to be friendly, prompt, and courteous to the casino patrons.

Many people who like to tip say "well the slot attendant pointed out the good machines too use". They can get you paid out faster, and they will let the cocktail waitresses know that you tip so your drinks will come more often without waiting.

Further Thoughts on Slot Attendants

Whether you choose to tip the slot attendants or not is a very personal choice. The slot attendants do not know any better then you do which gaming machines are the best too use. If your slot attendant is rude, cash out, talk to a floor supervisor, and then move onto a new casino.

If I have to tip a slot attendant to keep him or her happy then I will simply spend my money elsewhere. Instead, the casino wants to verify that the win is authentic, and then have the slot attendant pay me my winnings.

Yes, You Should Always Tip the Slot Attendants

Slot Attendants generally work for minimum wage. Did the slot attendant pitch in on the money I put in the machine? No. Tipping is very personal, at the restaurant if you are not a regular tipper but you always eat there, then be prepared to have mucus in your food. Here are both sides to the story.

The slot attendant will then stare at you, hoping for tip. Cash out your machine and find a floor supervisor or manager. I may have lost $700 before I won the jackpot. Good tips can encourage great customer service. Many people feel if they hit a jackpot, regardless of the size, they should tip the slot attendant because he or she was the one that paid out the jackpot


Sports Information Legend Jon Price Releases his Tips to bet the 2015 NFL Preseason

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Officially the NFL Pre-Season kicked off yesterday with the NFL Hall of

Fame Game where the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Minnesota Vikings on

NBC. Coaches that refuse to lose. Researching which staffs have the

highest preseason win percentage last 3 seasons.

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Prices recent release on his best tips that you can

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3. Price says there is one other defining metric that overwhelmingly

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sports handicapper Jon Price just released to the public his top tips on

what to watch out for when wagering in Las Vegas, Nevada on preseason


1. "I have one way of playing these games that

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2. I only give that information to

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