Creative Project: The Integration of Gambling Into Sports Media

        For decades sports betting had been an elusive, dark, and scary industry that only the bravest of people would get into. Many tales and stories describe bookies shaking down people for their money, even taking their lives. This is because sports betting was mainly illegal in the United States up until 2018, outside of a few loopholes and exceptions with Nevada. Now, sportsbooks are the sponsors of professional teams and leagues, and the betting industry itself has become a large part of sports media. My creative project will be a blog, discussing this phenomenon and how it has changed the sports media landscape.