PGA Commissioner open to discuss sports betting

The official said that he’s open to talk about the sports relationship with sports betting.

US.- Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said that he’s open minded when it comes to discussing sports betting in the United States. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had already expressed his desire to speak about the sports relationship with the gambling activity.

According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), Monahan said that this is something they absolutely look at constantly. “We always look at something that other sports are doing, having success with, trends in the industry. It’s something we’ve spent a lot of time on up to this point in time. You look at DraftKings and FanDuel, you look at gaming in the international markets, there’s a lot of opportunity there. There’s some complexity, and that complexity has held us back from moving forward. But we will look at it and have an open mind towards it,” he said.

PASPA, a sports protection act that was passed in 1992, prevents states from offering gambling lines on sports. Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana were granted special exemptions, as all four of those states were offering some variation of sports lotteries back in 1992.