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AGA’s Freeman Not Holding His Breath For Sports-Betting Deal With Leagues

The odds are stacked against major sports leagues in their quest for new federal legislation for sports betting and they would be better off partnering with the gaming industry to find common ground, the outgoing chief of the American Gaming Association (AGA) told GamblingCompliance in an exit interview.

 “I think the odds of the federal government engaging in any significant way on sports betting are — since we’re in the World Cup right now — as close to nil as one could imagine,” said Geoff Freeman, the AGA’s outgoing CEO and president and a former goalkeeper for the University of California at Berkeley.

Freeman was speaking with GamblingCompliance less than two weeks after the announcement that he was to step down from the role at the end of July.

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