Silver reacts to Supreme Court sports betting decision

NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke to reporters and made it clear he's no fan of trade demands.

The United States Supreme Court has voted 7-2 in favor of overturning a federal ban on sports gambling, given each state the right to form its own laws on the matter — and NBA commissioner Adam Silver has taken note. If you live in a country where sports betting is legal, you may have already discovered what all the fuss is about when it comes to daily fantasy football (and other sports betting games). But if not, just be patient, as it is not worth breaking the law over, especially if it is not legal in your state.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court opens the door for states to pass laws legalizing sports betting,” Silver said in a prepared statement. “We remain in favor of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it, but we will remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures. Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority.” When it comes to sports betting or anything that has to be legalised beforehand, there are many rules that anyone taking part has to abide by in order to become as successful as Vegas Dave is when it comes to picking winners. If you haven’t heard of him before, it may be best to check out sites like thevegasdave.com, as you may be able to get some inspiration when it comes to how to bet in the right way.

Hoops Rumors has rounded up the latest reports of sports gambling as it relates to the NBA, as can be found here.

“Silver has been a proponent of legalized sports betting for several years,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. “As Michael Scotto of The Athletic detailed last week, Silver is aware that hundreds of billions of dollars are being bet illegally on the NBA, and feels it’s in the league’s best interest to have a voice in how that betting is regulated. As we noted earlier this year, the NBA also reportedly wants to receive a 1% share of each bet placed on one of its games.”