Our sports are often betted on with lines and money that favors the favorite or underdog depending on what they want to happen. It is often set up to feed into the greedy money culture.
Many times when people place a bet on teams, they often are doing dirty things that should not be involved. By eliminating betting, you are putting a bigger emphasis on winning the right way with sportsmanship and purity. Often when a line is -5.5, the betters take the underdogs because they place the bet where the house will likely get the greatest share of the money and people lose when they bet. Betting on games makes you a loser in my book and this should never have been passed.
Some states legalized betting because the outcry was that it was done with good intentions and all fair and lovely but the truth is that many times that there are things happening behind the scenes and under the table maneuvers that tries to cheat the system and people get penalized in many sections unknowingly as the bettors will not share this inside secret to them.
The reason so many people are no shown the winning ways in sports and how to be leaders is because they have galvanized to viewing leagues set teams in papers as favorites and underdogs and this should never be the situation. Showing how to win and thinking you are the better team because Vegas arbitrarily says so means nothing. When you put in the work ethic, you become winners. I rather have a team who finishes 29-6 doing it the right way by giving it their all and not paying attention to distractions than a team who goes 35-0 but used players that really violated rules and spent time wagering on games.
This was on my mind. Please tell me how you feel about sports betting and how I can improve this MyTake.
Most Helpful Opinions
A) Betting lines are about balancing books, not what experts think the line should be if all bettors were rational. There's an element of that, but its ultimately more driven by balancing books. Bookies are brokers, not dealers, if they have a choice.
B) High betting does indeed raise concerns about manipulation of results, but i'll note that so do things like tv ratings etc. It's generally illegal for players to bet on the games, even if betting on themselves.