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The New York Post: Supreme Court’s sports-betting decision deals blow to organized crime’s ‘bread and butter’

Reuters
Inside a casino sportsbook betting site.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s sports-betting ruling dealt a losing hand to organized crime in the New York area, legal experts said Monday.

Gambling and loan sharking have traditionally been the mob’s “bread and butter,” and the decision will “significantly reduce” its clientele, former federal prosecutor Thomas Seigel said.

‘I wouldn’t fully count them out, because they are resilient, but it is definitely going to be a blow.’

Thomas Seigel, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn

“They will definitely lose a regular source of predictable income,” said Seigel, who ran the Organized Crime and Gangs Section of the Brooklyn U.S.

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