Baseball Czar Doubts Ability Of States To Regulate Sports Betting

Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred has said he does not think states can regulate sports betting on baseball games as effectively as his league can.

“I do not believe that it is appropriate for Major League Baseball — the other sports will have to speak for themselves — to rely on a bunch of state regulators to ensure the integrity of our sport,” Manfred said during an interview Thursday with Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti on WFAN radio in New York City.

“I don’t believe that their interests are aligned with ours; I don’t believe that they will be as diligent at it and quite frankly, I don’t believe they’ll be as good at it as we will be,” Manfred said.

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