To say things have been happening fast in US sports betting is an understatement.
Within a month of the court’s decision, West Virginia, New Jersey and Rhode Island legalized sports betting. That’s in addition to preemptive legislation passed in Delaware, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and New York, in some cases many years earlier.
But speed isn’t always an asset. Some of the consequences of rushed legislation and a race to be the first to launch sports betting are beginning to rear their heads.