Betting on elections
(See two posts down.)
Local delegate Shawn Fluharty quoted in the Wall Street Journal:
With billionaires in public office, and money already a huge part of U.S. elections, the idea that betting could tarnish the democratic process is “laughable,” Fluharty said.
Some honesty . . .
For about 15 minutes last night, bettors located in West Virginia could have legally bet on who would be the winner
The Action Network reports:
FanDuel had its U.S. Presidential Election odds up in West Virginia for approximately 15 minutes on Tuesday night before pulling them down entirely and removing the Politics tab from its site and app.
FanDuel said the following in a statement to The Action Network: “While . . .
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Does anybody at Ogden do any research before they write an editorial? I’ll answer that: apparently, not. Case in point – yesterday afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial on sports betting. For the sixth time, an Ogden editorial claims that the state’s take from sports betting is too small -- only 10% which the . . .
A look at three recent Ogden editorials
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Yet another clueless editorial on sports betting
From Saturday morning’s editorial (“Get Integrity Plan in Place”) about West Virginia sports betting:
One defect in the Mountain State law is the absurdly low cut of proceeds from sports betting that will go to the state — a paltry 10 percent. Pennsylvania, one of the few other states with sports betting statutes in place, sets . . .
It was obviously written by someone who did little or no research
Today's News-Register editorial explains why the state of West Virginia's take on sports betting should be increased if the U.S. Supreme Court gives the go-ahead:
After buying some computer hardware and software, the casino’s costs would be minimal. Much of the operation would be virtually automatic.
No, . . .