Robitaille: Gambling revenue could affect NHL ticket prices

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The National Hockey League and its teams have been quick to embrace legalized sports wagering in the U.S. after the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional back in May.

The league has partnered with MGM Resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,” and announced on Monday that FanDuel is an “official sports betting partner of the league.” The New Jersey Devils have a sponsorship deal with FanDuel, and two separate spaces that encouraging wagering at Prudential Center branded by William Hill and Caesars. The Vegas Golden Knights also have a sponsorship deal with William Hill, as Nevada and New Jersey are currently the only states with NHL teams to have legalized sports betting.

Appearing on the ESPN ON ICE podcast, Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille said there could be a windfall of revenue in the NHL if hockey wagering takes hold.



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