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Railsplitter
09-23-2005, 09:25 AM
I've noticed the Mohegan Sun casino advertises at Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Fenway Park. I light light of the Pete rose ban, doesn't this constitute a double standard?

Madvora
09-23-2005, 09:28 AM
I don't think there are any sportsbooks outside of Vegas (in the US.)
Those are probably just blackjack and bingo places right?

TDog
09-23-2005, 10:20 AM
I don't think there are any sportsbooks outside of Vegas (in the US.)
Those are probably just blackjack and bingo places right?

I was around for the opening of the first sports book in Laughlin, Nevada, more than 20 years ago. But that's only 100 miles south of Las Vegas and in the same county. I'm sure sports books are around in other parts of Nevada. I don't know if there are any sports books in Atlantic City, but I think baseball would have a problem with those because most are owned by companies that own Nevada casinos. A license to run a sports book is almost a license to steal, so I'm sure they exist wherever the law allows. The person who was running the Laughlin sports book had run one in Stubenville, Ohio, so I'm sure they exist where the law doesn't allow as well.

I don't know that advertising Indian gaming is a double standard. Moving an MLB team to Vegas would be, though.

doogiec
09-24-2005, 04:11 PM
Unless the Indian tribe that runs the casino is also managing the Yankees and placing bets on them, I'd say its a stretch to compare that to what Rose did.

Rose's ban isn't about gambling. Its about gambling on a team and sport that you have direct control over.

MarySwiss
09-24-2005, 04:15 PM
I don't think there are any sportsbooks outside of Vegas (in the US.)
Those are probably just blackjack and bingo places right?

There are sportsbooks in Reno as well, but I think Nevada is the only state in which it's legal.

Railsplitter
09-25-2005, 02:00 PM
Rose's ban isn't about gambling. Its about gambling on a team and sport that you have direct control over.


I remember Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle getting into trouble with Bowie Kuhn because of some connection with Atlantic City casinos.

downstairs
09-25-2005, 03:13 PM
There are sportsbooks in Reno as well, but I think Nevada is the only state in which it's legal.

I believe this is true. I was surprised to find they didn't have them in Atlantic City early last year...

For fun, I was going to lay a few hundred on the Eagles winning the NFC championship. Oh well...

downstairs
09-25-2005, 03:14 PM
I remember Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle getting into trouble with Bowie Kuhn because of some connection with Atlantic City casinos.

Sure... even the great Michael Jordan had problems like this...

But none of them, most likely, bet on sports of any sort.

A_ROW33
09-25-2005, 06:49 PM
There are sportsbooks in Reno as well, but I think Nevada is the only state in which it's legal.

I may be confused but aren't Indian reservations not under jurisdiction of the state, thus making that a non issue? :?:

bigfoot
09-25-2005, 07:50 PM
I remember Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle getting into trouble with Bowie Kuhn because of some connection with Atlantic City casinos.

Kuhn thought the mere presence of Willie & Mickey performing as "greeters" at AC casinos was inappropriate. Of course this was befoe the days of the Wal-Mart "greeter".

SOXPHILE
09-26-2005, 10:19 AM
Double standard ? Well, back when Charley O was trying to buy the White Sox, one of the reasons the rest of the owners gave for denying him was his ties to gambling, and ownership of racehorses. Yet, a certain owner of a certain team that plays in the Bronx, NY, has many racehorse investments. At Arlington Park, I actually once bet on a horse that he owned. So, yeah, I think there are double standards in baseball.