Industry Veterans Have A Warning For States: Don’t Rush Sports Betting Legislation

Legal sports betting is spreading quickly across the US, but according to two industry veterans, fast-paced expansion might not be in the industry’s best interest.

The remarks were made by Art Manteris, the vice president of race and sports operations for Station Casinos, and Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, during the second annual U.S. Sports Betting Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

They made the comments for entirely unrelated reasons.

For his part, Manteris warned that rushed legislation can bring about unintended consequences. Whyte cautioned the rush to legislate has led to a near-absence of responsible gaming policies and funding.

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