Conversely, some Fox Sports programming (though never major sports, NASCAR, or college football) is delayed for later airing for several reasons. WSVN in Miami traditionally delays Fox Sports' Sunday lower-tier racing programming to late night in order to maintain their revenue on Sunday afternoons for paid programming, while several stations often disregarded the pregame shows for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to reduce schedule disruption. In November 2018, WITI in Milwaukee opted to move the final of that year's Las Vegas Invitational college basketball tournament on that year's Black Friday to their secondary Antenna TV subchannel in order to avert disruption to their news schedule before a primetime airing of that year's Apple Cup football game. Fox's NFL Kickoff, preceding Fox NFL Sunday, is often aired on a secondary subchannel in several markets due to both official team programming and E/I programming burdens needing to be satisfied by Fox affiliates.
Legislation was introduced on Feb 5, 2018 in both the House and Senate to legalize sports betting as part of an expansion of the tribal gaming compact. It would include, "wagering on the outcome of one or more competitive games in which athletes participate, or on one or more performances of such athletes in such games where all bets are placed in a common pool or pot from which all player winnings, prizes and direct costs are paid." No action was taken by the close of the 2018 legislative session.
HB 1275 was introduced on Feb 1, 2019 and has been referred to committee. The bill would authorize mobile and online sports wagering, and feature a $250,000 licensing fee and a 6.25% tax "imposed on each bet placed by a sports bettor." The Democrat-introduced legislation might not be going anywhere as the state GOP platform is specifically opposed to the expansion of legalized gambling.
Sports betting is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. The frequency of sports bet upon varies by culture, with the vast majority of bets being placed on association football, American football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track cycling, auto racing, mixed martial arts, and boxing at both the amateur and professional levels. Sports betting can also extend to non-athletic events, such as reality show contests and political elections, and non-human contests such as horse racing, greyhound racing, and illegal, underground dog fighting. It is not uncommon for sports betting websites to offer wagers for entertainment events such as the Grammys, the Oscars, and the Emmy Awards.
×