Americans have bet $125bn on sports in four years since legalization

  • Gambling has been front and center of US sports since 2018
  • AGA says betting has generated $1.3bn in state and local taxes
  • Two-thirds of 50 states and Washington DC have legalized it

Americans have bet more than $125bn on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a US supreme court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it.

On Saturday’s anniversary of the decision in a case brought by New Jersey, two-thirds of the states in the country have legalized sports betting.

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Seattle Sounders defeat Pumas UNAM for historic Concacaf Champions League title

  • Seattle win 5-2 on aggregate to end MLS drought in tournament
  • Sounders become first MLS side to reach Fifa Club World Cup

The Seattle Sounders defeated Mexico’s Pumas UNAM 5-2 on aggregate to win the Concacaf Champions League on Wednesday, ending Major League Soccer’s 23-year wait to lift the top club tournament for teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Two goals from Peruvian international Raul Ruidiaz and a late strike from Uruguayan veteran Nicolas Lodeiro sealed a deserved 3-0 second leg victory in front of a tournament record crowd of 68,741 at Seattle’s Lumen Field. Last week’s first leg had ended in a 2-2 draw in Mexico City.

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