PODCAST: Mack on Politics with guest David Purdum

With March Madness looming and a pivotal Supreme Court case ruling around the corner, on the 70th episode we talk exclusively about sports betting with ESPN Staff Writer David Purdum.

We began by discussing the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in Christie vs. NCAA and what the effect will be across the country.
We then talked about high volume wager events like the Super Bowl and March Madness.

We turned to Daily Fantasy Sports and how two successful companies found this market and whether the court case will matter for their customers.
We then delved into how betting lines are set and how professional bettors move lines with their action.

We next explored whether cheating concerns are warranted. Finally, we discussed how he got this unusual beat at ESPN, and how and why ESPN started openly discussing sports betting on air.