Monday, July 18, 2011

Pat Markey

Please help me to understand the bet-at-home open starting this week

I am conflicted regarding this tournament that is being held in Hamburg this week.  Tennis betting or sports betting in general is ILLEGAL in the United States, but an ATP tournament in Germany is underwritten by an online sports betting company from Austria?  First off I do not gamble on tennis or any sport so I find it a little disturbing that we are sending such conflicting signals to our children.  Is it not true that the prize money comes from the sponsors and the sponsor is an online betting company?  So basically it's ok for American players and others to take prize money from an online betting company?  The tournament director is a former top player- Michael Stich!

Maybe its just me that thinks this is absurd and illogical?  Please comment and let me know your thoughts.

Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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