Las Vegas Rumors
“Over time, I’ve come to accept the notion that a properly run gambling operation, or gaming as we like to say in Las Vegas, is protective and not deleterious to the health of sports,” Stern said. Stern has a slightly different view from the association on how to move ahead, suggesting that PASPA should be amended, not repealed. He proposes a national framework to keep consistent policy, but allow each state to monitor, regulate and tax it. Such a move also would likely cut down on compliance costs.
“Early on, we realized that this idea that gambling is bad — it’s a Nevada-regulated industry — and that it’s going to lead to bad things got to be an outdated notion as we learned more about illegal gaming and the size of the market,” Stern said in a question-and-answer format with Freeman. “That’s why we said ‘Let’s not talk as much as the leagues do about the evils of gambling and what’s going to happen,’ because we could really take care of ourselves.
Dez Wells, after resisting going overseas when he went undrafted out of Maryland in 2015, will play in Germany, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com on Wednesday. Wells will play for Tigers Tubingen in the Bundesliga. He played for the Chicago Bulls at Las Vegas summer league this year where he averaged just 4.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 18 minutes in seven starts. He was injured (thumb) after agreeing to play with the Wizards at summer league last year and again after training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder (hamstring) and never found his footing.
After winning the MVP title in Pre-Olympic Tournament in Turin, Dario Saric confirmed that he’ll play for the Philadelphia 76ers next season. Saric will come back to Zagreb for a couple of days and then he’ll join his new teammates in Las Vegas where they’re playing in the Summer League