NBA Seeks 'Integrity Fees' Related to Legalized Sports Betting

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It looks like New Jersey wasn't the only one trying to make a profit from legalizing sports betting.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is looking to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take from sports betting, i.e. "integrity fees."

In a statement released on the night of Wednesday, May 23rd, the NBA defended its position, saying its games are the foundation of what will be bet on.

The league added that it bears all the risk, and will incur additional costs with expanded compliance and enforcement programs.

New Jersey lawmakers are calling on all 50 states to reject the so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports betting legislation that might be enacted.

This comes after the United States Supreme Court ruled to lift a previous law that banned all sports betting in but four states.

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