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Sports Betting Globalization Could Pose Threat To U.S. Amateur Athletes

Amateur athletes, including those in high school, face a clear and present danger from the globalization of sports betting, a match-fixing expert said on Tuesday during a panel discussion on Capitol Hill.

Declan Hill, who is an investigative academic at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, said the threat from sports betting should persuade Congress to create an independent federal regulatory agency to oversee wagers on games in the United States.

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