The U.S Supreme Court’s ruling that individual states can legalize gambling has sent shock waves throughout the sporting world.
The PGA and LPGA Tour will of course be affected by this ruling which has opened up a can of worms that could takes years before the effects are truly understood.
According to Bloomberg.com:
Americans place $150 billion a year in illegal sports bets, according to the casino-backed American Gaming Association. The research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming puts the number at $50 billion to $60 billion, not counting bets among friends.
"I've got a thousand bucks on you!"
The legalization of sports gambling could certainly make the relationship between fans and golfers more tense: https://t.co/7xY4J4uDZ0 pic.twitter.com/jx6M2OHll7
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 16, 2018
PGA commissioner Jay Monahan spoke to Bob Weeks of Golf Talk Canada who questioned Monahan on the plan of action by the PGA and what effects will come from the legalization of sports betting.
Click the video below to hear Monahan’s comments on gambling and the PGA.