National Basketball Association senior vice president Dan Spillane said pro basketball, the Professional Golf Association and Major League Baseball each want a quarter of a percentage point integrity fee. The proposed fee is a compromise from the 1 percentage point he initially sought.
Spillane said the fee would add about $7 million a year to the NBA from New York sports betting book operations. That additional fee revenue could help expand the salary cap for NBA teams. “Leagues should be viewed as partners not adversaries,” he said. “Without sports there is no sports betting.”
Mike Vorkunov: NBA announces it has reached a deal with MGM Resorts as an official gaming partner for the league and WNBA. Says MGM will have non-exclusive use of anonymized real-time NBA and WNBA data and branding. Adam Silver says they’ll work together to “enhance the integrity of our games.”
Eddie Sefko: Here’s how much Kawhi Leonard trade impacted NBA title odds? (odds on July 2 to current): Warriors 21/20 to 4.7, Celtics 4/1 to, 11/2, Lakers 7/2 to 7/1, Rockets 13/2 to 15/2, 76ers 12/1 to 16/1, Raptors 60/1 to 18/1, Thunder 60/1 to 40/1, Spurs 50/1 to 66/1. Jazz 80/1 to 90/1