Well the NBA and MLB are delusional because they think they are gonna get 10% of the every books vig in the NBA Live Mobile Coins.
I don’t think teams should ever be allowed to be in a position where they can profit monetarily from losing a game, because if it can happen, it will happen.
I'm sure they want in stadium betting too. But their vice president says they also want 1% of revenue. Not sure how you've missed that.
Just because that’s what they said doesn’t mean that’s what they actually think will happen. No matter what the legalization of gambling will help out the nba greatly.
But yes, the states are going to balk at paying the leagues cash for nothing and the leagues are crazy if they think they'll get anything voluntarily from the states in the long run, although the lobbying is no risk/high reward since sports better will be legal and if the leagues can manage to get themselves a cut, then they have a new revenue streaming for nothing.
The leagues could find some potential success at the federal level (as the door was left open to federal regulation) which seems to be the most viable path, and if the leagues aren't successful now they could come back and try to push it through after the next sports betting scandal.
I cant imagine the feds passimg any regulation for at least a decade. they won't be able to come to consensus between those who want to ban it.