Sports Betting on Youth Sports? Yes, It’s Possible
For over 23 years, internet-betting sites have been accepting bets on high-profile interscholastic soccer and basketball games. While it was believed that these games did not attract the attention of gamblers, the reality is that the opposite is true.
The AAU Elite Basketball Tournaments,the Pop Warner Soccer Playoffs, The Little League World Series and The Biddy’s Basketball Championships are the most popular events to bet on around the world. This is proof that more and more people are betting on the future international stars of sports.
During 1991, several hearings were held with representatives of professional and university sports leagues testifying about gambling corruption. They argued that they represented a potential threat to the mental health of gamblers.
PASPA prohibited the enactment of any gambling except for horseracing, dog racing, and jai alai. However, four states were exempt from PASPA coverage. Since 1949, the states of Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon could quietly operate sports betting.
By 2009, as a way to boost the state’s economy, New Jersey argued for this law by asking that each federal government be able to regulate its gambling laws. On May 14, 2018, the Court ruled in favour of this petition based on state rights and the principles of federalism.
This did not legalize sports gambling nationwide, but it did make it possible for each legislature to enact laws regulating these bets, including those on youth sports and minor leagues.
Although many parents opposed the idea that people from all over the world could bet on their children, the reality is that it’s something difficult to control. The more something is forbidden, the more people will want to do it. The most acceptable thing is to let these people do it but under strict supervision.