Top U.S. Gaming Lobbyist Urges Adoption of British Sports-Betting Model

The regulation of sports betting in the United Kingdom is the system the United States should follow in overseeing wagers on games in the U.S., the chief executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA) said on Tuesday.

“The United Kingdom is the perfect example of a market that has simultaneously driven extraordinary revenue to leagues and teams through sponsorship, advertisement, streaming and data rights while providing illegal operators with no air to breathe,” Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA, told reporters during a conference call.

Tuesday’s conference call coincided with the AGA’s announcement that Americans will wager about $4.76bn on the Super Bowl 52 on Sunday between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.

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