According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, these changes were a way of “adapting to a changing landscape” with the sports betting industry evolving at unprecedented levels, and thus the partnerships aimed to provide fans with an optimal gaming experience thanks to having all updated data to refer to.
Meanwhile, NBA VP and Head of Fantasy And Gaming, Scott Kaufman-Ross, shared his views that the current legalised sports betting landscape was simply a much better scenario than the previous unregulated market, regardless of anyone’s views on the concept and the partnerships.
The Supreme Court case won by the state of New Jersey earlier this year changed everything with the strike-down of PASPA, thereby enabling all US states to provide and monitor sports betting services legally and fairly. A total of seven US states have passed new laws in this respect so far, with many more expected to follow their lead in the new year.
The battle was a fierce one, with the state<ahref=”https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/14/supreme-court-strikes-down-ban-sports-betting-new-jersey/1053022001/”>facing strong opposition from all four major sports leagues before cinching its victory. However, according to MGM CEO Jim Murren, the leagues’ turncoat attitude had more to do with the fact that they came to realise how collaboration was needed to move forward in the best way possible and to ensure the best outcome for all parties involved.