The Human Toll on Sports Gambling
Prior to coronavirus, the gambling industry was preparing for a banner year as various states had begun the process of legalizing sports betting. Now the sports gambling world can only wait and hope for the NFL, NBA, Premier League and other major professional sports organizations to return to action. Sports Illustrated senior writer Greg Bishop returns to the show to discuss what gamblers are doing in the short term to get their fix, how Vegas may actually stand to benefit when sports returns, and how sports gambling could be a solution for states looking to rebound financially after the pandemic.
On The Verge of a Return: Chinese Basketball Association + Major League Soccer
Athletes Taking Action: Quinn Cook + Prince George's County
About The Show
SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?