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After a landmark court ruling, major sportsbooks are hitting the jackpot

A patron stands at a betting kiosk in Foxwoods Casino.
Joe Amon
Connecticut Public
The betting kiosks were turned on for betting after the Foxwoods grand opening ceremony of the DraftKings Sportsbook's new two-story space in the Great Cedar Casino. December 08, 2021, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

For decades, the American sports betting industry was only accessible via seedy back rooms and offshore banking accounts. But after a 2018 supreme court ruling, betting on your favorite team is as easy as pressing a button on your phone.

This hour, an exploration of the bustling legal world of sports betting. We’ll speak to a gambling researcher on the impact of sport betting on problem gaming. And later, Indian casinos are major players in the gambling market. How are tribes responding to the introduction of sports betting?


Click here to find resources in Connecticut to help treat problem gambling.

This program was also produced by J. Carlisle Larsen.

Thanks to our summer interns, Anya Grondalski and Mira Raju.

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James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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