Indiana House bill includes 1 percent ‘integrity fee’ for NBA, MLB

House Bill 1325, introduced Monday by Indiana Rep. Alan Morrison, would authorize sports wagering at the state’s riverboats, racinos and satellite facilities, if federal law changes.

Morrison told ESPN that he received input on the bill from NBA and Major League Baseball regarding an “integrity fee” that sports betting operators would have to pay to the sports leagues. The fee is “1 percent of the amount wagered on the sport’s governing body’s events” and would be required to be submitted on a quarterly basis.

Source: David Purdum,

At one time, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banished from baseball for being spokespeople for casinos. Now MLB has the gall to ask for a kickback, er “integrity fee” from the gambling sites.

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