If you were to rank the voices that are the most influential in Kentucky sports today, Coach Cal would almost certainly top the list.
Which is why it makes sense that when a significant opportunity arises, like the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports gambling, we should get Coach’s take on the subject. The Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale reports Cal’s opinion on the matter:
“There’s all this money out here,” Calipari said at the NBA combine Friday. “The gambling is not going away. It’s there. Maybe everybody sharing it because it’s going to happen anyway.”
In terms of sharing that gambling revenue, there are plenty of worthy places for it to go besides a bookie’s pockets. (*cough* pension system *cough*)
If you’re like most of us here at KSR, you’re probably also in favor of legalized gambling. Whether you yourself want to place a few bets, or you just don’t care whether other people do, you can probably also see the economic benefit that such a new enterprise would have in a state with plenty of “knowledgeable” sports fans.
So what’s the over/under on time until Kentuckians can gamble?