Wanna Bet? Sports Betting in Ohio (Virtual) - America's Future

Wanna Bet? Sports Betting in Ohio (Virtual)

November 18, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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The Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act presented states with a potential new stream of tax revenue. Moreover, proponents hailed it a victory for protecting sports’ integrity while also destroying a multibillion-dollar black market. Although neighboring states have capitalized on the court’s decision to permit sports betting, no such legislation has passed in Ohio.

What are the benefits of permitting sports betting, and who stands to gain if legislation were to be passed in Ohio? Join AF-Columbus on November 18th for an online discussion with Guy Bentley, the director of consumer freedom research at Reason Foundation, as we explore these questions and more. The discussion will start at 6PM EST, hot-toddy and cozy blanket recommended, but not required.

Based in Washington D.C., Bentley served as a reporter in London before joining Reason Foundation. His research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, and food and has been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, Time, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, The New York Post, and other publications in the U.S. and U.K.