MLB Wants Cut Of Gambling Revenue, League Official Says

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2018, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A top Major League Baseball official said Tuesday that states should impose whatever tax rates they want on their fledgling sports betting industries but also said the league will be seeking “an integrity fee” from sports book operators.

A New Jersey teller counts cash while people place bets. (AP) Speaking to a packed auditorium at the National Conference of State Legislatures' annual meeting in Los Angeles, Bryan Seeley, MLB senior vice president and deputy general counsel, said he recognized that states view a May U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on states sports betting as a victory. After...

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