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Frontline - The Fantasy Sports Gamble

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Sonya, Feb 10, 2016.

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  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I haven't watched it yet, but last night I recorded Frontline as they have an episode about "The Fantasy Sports Gamble: The growth of fantasy sports and online sports betting businesses."

    You might check your PBS listings to see when it's airing in your area. Or it looks like you might be able to watch it online here:
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/fantasy-sports-gamble/
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Cool, thanks
     
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    pd54 Low-Roller

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    I got an e-mail from the NY Times about it. The episode is on YouTube. Looking forward to watching it over the next few days.
     
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    archie1959 Low-Roller

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    Sonya thank you for sharing the link.
    Any individual that does not think that Draft King and Fan Duel is not gambling I use the following example:
    What is the difference if Tom Brady passing for a TD to cover a point spread or an over under total vs. having Brady passing for a TD and you winning on Fan Duel or Draft Kings?
    Zero
     
  5. srudude87

    srudude87 Tourist

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    The insider trading scandal just killed that industry. No way you can trust them after that.
    Sometime watch the story John Oliver did on it a few months ago. I love that Joe Namath quote: "Do people win something playing it? Do they pay to play it? That's gambling."
     
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