That's a good thing, because there should be nothing criminal about making a bet. Wall Street traders do the same thing every day, only they're betting on companies instead of teams.
Take the business out of back rooms and street corners. Legitimize it like in England, where there are betting shops on almost every block and even the stadiums have betting kiosks for fan convenience.
Opposition will be fierce, and there's still a long way to go. But I'm laying 7-5 it just might happen.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
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