US Congresswoman Sends 14 Letters to Pro Leagues and NCAA Demanding Sports Betting Transparency

  • Representative Titus demanded the 14 bodies submit their sports betting policies by July 15
  • Titus said the suspension of athletes and firing of coaches “means the system is working”
  • Suspended Detroit Lions’ Jameson Williams said he wasn’t aware of the NFL’s betting policy
Dina Titus
Congresswoman Dina Titus has given the US pro and college leagues a July 15 deadline in which to submit their sports betting policies. [Image:]

US Rep. Dina Titus (D – Nev.) has lit a fire under the 13 major US sports leagues and the NCAA by sending them all letters demanding they share what sports betting policies they have in place.

In the face of recent gambling-related controversies, Congresswoman Titus has taken the moral high ground, saying the essence of being a sports fan is knowing “the games you watch are fair.”

Titus took to Twitter to reiterate her message to the US sports bodies and supported it with a KSNV news clip:

Titus, whose district includes the Las Vegas Strip, wants the leagues to respond to her demands by July 15. She has requested clearly outlined sports betting and gambling policies for their athletes and employees and answers to questions about gambling education programs, monitoring, and investigation.

stopping suspicious bets before they are placed

Titus said sportsbooks and “innovative integrity monitoring companies” could alert the leagues and gambling regulators of shady betting activity, with the goal of stopping suspicious bets before they are placed.

“When players get suspended, and coaches get fired, that means the system is working,” Titus added, no doubt in reference to several NFL players, including the Detroit Lions’ Jameson Williams, who the NFL hit with six-game suspension last in April only for the wide receiver to reveal last month he “wasn’t aware” the league had a sports betting policy.

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