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The Economics Of Sports Gambling   Leave a comment

Link: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/sports-gambling/

About 60 million people across the US and Canada play fantasy sports. Fantasy revenues in the US alone are around $8 billion a year. With sports betting illegal in some states, the fantasy sports company FanDual asked M.I.T professor Peko Hosoi and her team to determine if the contests were based on skill or luck. With this unregulated industry growing, there are concerns about the effects it will have on society, real-life sports, and the younger generations.  

Original Air Date: September 4, 2019

Length: 55 minutes 23 seconds