News Tip: U.S. Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision ‘Poses Threats,’ Expert Says

Sanford School professor Charles Clotfelter comments on Monday’s decision

  • Quotes:
    “This decision poses threats both to commercial gambling -- including lotteries -- and to commercial sports, both professional and college,” says Charles Clotfelter, a professor of public policy, law and economics at Duke University. “In particular, the last thing the NCAA wants is anything that might lead to another point-shaving scandal like the one it experienced in 1951. The college sports business model depends on fans believing that unpaid players are motivated by the purest of competitive motives. The NCAA is having a rough year, and this is not going to make it any better.”
  • Bio:
    Charles Clotfelter is the Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy, economics and law at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He researches the economics of education and public finance and is an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the author of “Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity” and co-author of “Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America.”
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