Gambling Debate

In my lecture on sports crimes, I will spend a considerable amount of time on gambling.  I will read you an excerpt from Harvard Law School professor Paul Weiler’s book Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better For Fans.  The title of Professor Weiler’s chapter about gambling is “The Deadliest Sin in Sports.”  Given the chapter title, you can probably tell where Professor Weiler stands on the issue.  In contrast, read the short article at the link below by University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp.  Professor Rapp sees the issue differently.  We will discuss both perspectives in class.

http://writ.lp.findlaw.com/commentary/20021216_rapp.html