MLB, NBA, PGA Officials Propose Sports-Betting Fee

(Providence, RI)  --  North American major league sports organizations are trying to get in on legalized sports-betting action in Rhode Island. Representatives from the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and Professional Golfers Association Tour entered testimony at a state Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday on a proposal to include legalized sports-betting at the Twin River Casino. The hearing took place a day after the United States Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports-betting for individual states. The major league sports officials proposed a one-quarter-of-a-percent fee for leagues on any bet made involving their games.

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