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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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AGA's Freeman: U.S. Sports Leagues Will Embrace Legalized Betting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 27 / 17

Sports leagues will ultimately embrace legalized sports gambling in the wake of today’s decision by the Supreme Court to review whether to overturn the 25-year ban on sports gambling outside of Nevada, predicted American Gaming Association President & CEO Geoff Freeman . “The league...

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Football, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Marketing and Sponsorship, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: Players group brings in Levinstein

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SportsBusiness Journal: 500M foreign homes to get NFL games

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL keeps gaining under Tagliabue

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Bayer, Campbell Soup, Canon, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Football, Fox, Frito-Lay, Houston Texans, Kraft Foods, NFL, Oakland Raiders, PepsiCo, Pittsburgh Steelers, Quaker Oats, Visa

SportsBusiness Journal: USTA split over president

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA seeks to shake up revenue model

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Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, New York Yankees, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Pats’ SB patch will be a first

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SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open has plan for dry play

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