Gambling on sports is about to become a lot more mainstream. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that betting on sports will now be left up to the states. It’s expected to become legal in several U.S. states in the near future.
Almost everyone is on board with this. It’s a big economic boost and, well, gambling can be fun.
Metta World Peace, a.k.a Ron Artest, is not on board, though.
The former NBA star revealed to Yahoo! Sports that he was offered $35,000 in college to fix a game and because of that, he’s not a fan of it.
“I got approached a couple of times to throw games,” he said.
Here’s his full answer:
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 16, 2018
Many gambling experts actually say that making it legal will reduce the likelihood of games being fixed because legalization will make it much easier to track.
World Peace played for St. John’s in college. He played there from 1997-99 before going on to the NBA.