What's Behind Adam Silver's Gamble On Sports Betting
In a New York Times op-ed earlier this month, Silver wrote there's an "obvious appetite" for sports gambling among sports fans.By Danny Matteson | November 25, 2014
"Out of the underground and into the sunlight" — that's the trajectory NBA Commissioner Adam Silver urged for sports betting in an op-ed earlier this month.
He made the argument in The New York Times, arguing for regulation and technological safeguards for legal sports betting while also noting an "obvious appetite" for sports gambling among fans.
But now that the commissioner's piece has had a little time to sink in, many are starting to wonder why Silver would come out in favor of sports gambling. And why now? (Video via CNN)