In the wake of SCOTUS’s decision, many states are now legally allowing sports betting. In Colorado, for example, multiple operators are now able to accept bets from residents — as long as they’re within the state’s new “geofence.” And while Massachusetts legalized sports betting last month, there are still restrictions on player prop bets in games involving in-state colleges.
One of the biggest challenges for sportsbooks in a newly legalized market is how to partner with the major leagues to provide official data. The leagues want their data to be used by all regulated sportsbooks, but this has been a difficult sell in US markets. There have been a number of attempts to find an equilibrium between the leagues’ desire for revenue and the sportsbooks’ need to safeguard integrity.
Regardless of whether your team is favored to win or lose, it’s important that you place your bets responsibly. In order to do so, it’s necessary to remove bias from your bets and make educated choices about the teams and players you support.
MLB is committed to ensuring that fans who choose to wager also have the tools and resources they need to do so responsibly. To that end, the league is a partner of the American Gaming Association’s Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly. campaign and serves as a national advocate on responsible gambling issues.