Changes for Dwi Laws Move Forward in General Assembly

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We want to take a quick break from our discussion of gambling laws and “Bones,” to talk about a couple of bills being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly. The General Assembly has a deadline of sorts today: “Crossover Day.” After April 30, many bills that have not been passed by the house of
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It’s Like We Had Esp or Something: Sports Betting Hits the Airwaves

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A friend called to say that our series of posts about sports gambling was timely. Apparently a recent episode of “Bones” ended with — SPOILER ALERT! — Agent Booth, a recovering gambling addict, placing a bet on the Cardinals or some other baseball team. We imagine his brow furrowed as he spoke with his bookie;
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Is Sports Gambling Really an Innocent Pastime? P3

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When Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 1992, major league baseball was still reeling from revelations that Pete Rose, a hero to many, had been placing bets on games in which he participated. His penalty was a lifetime ban from the game. (See the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed for just one
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Is Sports Gambling Really an Innocent Pastime? P2

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One of the reasons we are talking about sports gambling actually harkens back to the passage of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act: Baseball legend Pete Rose turned 74 this week. He has been banned from baseball for 26 years, and there is growing support for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred to lift
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