Following a landmark 2018 court ruling to lift the ban on sports betting, Episode 1 introduces a diverse cross-section of the gambling community and explores the evolving impact legalization will have on the industry. Professional gamblers, oddsmakers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and more are chronicled throughout the 2018 NFL season, peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture.
The economic impact of sports gambling and the dangers of addiction are explored following a landmark court ruling to legalize sports betting. Professional gamblers, handicappers, polarizing consultants, illegal bookies and more are chronicled as the 2018 NFL season continues, revealing their introduction to sports betting and the hazards of the industry. The potential for corruption and scandal among athletes is also explored as this once-taboo community welcomes legalization.
The future of sports gambling and the explosion of daily fantasy are explored. As the 2018 NFL Playoffs kick off, professional gamblers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and daily fantasy players are chronicled as they make their picks during the busiest gambling period of the year. The ability of sharps to move lines at sports books and the emergence of in-game wagering and gambling on mobile devices are also explored.
As the 2018 NFL season concludes with Super Bowl LIII, professional gamblers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and more place wagers on the biggest gambling day of the year. Major sports leagues begin to embrace the once taboo gambling industry as legalization expands, “prop bets” become popular, and a final look at the social and economic cost/benefit of sports gambling.
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