Mavs News: Mark Cuban agrees with Adam Silver, endorses legal sports betting

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is "100 percent" behind NBA commissioner Adam Silver his quest to legalize sports betting on the game he oversees.

Silver penned an op-ed piece in the New York Times, and you can see his eloquent argument for endorsing gambling at this link.

Cuban agrees with Silver that sports betting is a great way to bring in money for everyone involved with the NBA game.

“I agree 100 percent,” Cuban said prior to Saturday night's Mavs/Rockets game, via Tim MacMahon of Dallas. “I think we’re the world’s biggest hypocrites when we say, ‘Oh, we don’t want you betting on our games,’ and then we get all excited about the sports betting line and people go to Vegas on trips won from the NBA or NFL. I mean, it’s hugely hypocritical."

In fact, Cuban believes the NBA will have some hand in the gambling dollars being placed on its game within the next few years.

“I think over the next three to five years, it will change," Cuban said. "And it’ll be interesting to see how the NFL reacts as well, because they’ve still so far said that they’re adamant against it because I guess they have data that says the NFL doesn’t benefit from gambling.”

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