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Old 11-11-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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My skewed perception, perhaps. I was married to a gambler once, and he and all his friends bet large amounts of money via illegal betting. My ex lost $20K over a football season. The books make out very well. On top of that, when you can't pay, you have to borrow from people who charge you 5% interest per week and if you don't pay, you get threatening phone calls in the middle of the night. It's an ugly business and a sophisticated operation--they even record your phone calls when you make bets.

I don't know what the issue is with NJ college teams that they're excepted.

This is the thing; people who really want to gamble on sports are already doing it. Legalizing would simply allow the people like me, who only will do it on the up and up, to partake. Just making sports betting legal is not going to have an impact on addicted gamblers, who already have the track, casino games, and the state lottery aside from the ease of illegal sports betting.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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I think they don't want players to be affected by gambling; there might be pressure on them to shave points, give gamblers inside information, throw games, or otherwise affect the outcome of games, etc. if betting on NJ college games were allowed.
That makes sense.
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