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Sports leagues want a piece of the action from legalized gambling

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr opened a game-day press conference earlier this week by broaching a topic that’s traditionally been taboo in North American pro sports.

“I’m taking the Warriors plus one and a half,” a smiling Kerr said, referencing the point spread on that night’s game against the Houston Rockets. “I just read a whole story about gambling this morning. I guess now I’m allowed to announce my picks. Oh, and stay away from the Celtics.”

Kerr’s lighthearted comments came hours after the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that could potentially make sports gambling legal in all 50 states.

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