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klw
05-22-2012, 07:27 PM
Pete Rose is still under a lifetime ban but MLB has pretty much got a gambling competition on its site.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/pickem/y2012/splash_index.jsp

You're not putting money down but you win cash for picking games. Pretty weak on MLB's part. Take prize money out of the equation.

Captain Hook
05-22-2012, 08:37 PM
Pete Rose is still under a lifetime ban but MLB has pretty much got a gambling competition on its site.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/pickem/y2012/splash_index.jsp

You're not putting money down but you win cash for picking games. Pretty weak on MLB's part. Take prize money out of the equation.

It's pretty difficult for me to see anything wrong with mlb offering a free game for fans to play and giving out prize money to winners.It's really not even gambling.

Raisor
05-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Yes I'm kidding you

klw
05-22-2012, 08:41 PM
I am over reacting but given the hardline the game has taken to avoid any connection with gambling, even banning Mays and Mantle for just doing promo work for casinos after retiring, it just strikes me as hypocritical.

klw
05-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Yes I'm kidding you

I thought you were behind all this. Thanks for fessin'

Yachtzee
05-23-2012, 12:03 AM
Pete Rose is still under a lifetime ban but MLB has pretty much got a gambling competition on its site.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/pickem/y2012/splash_index.jsp

You're not putting money down but you win cash for picking games. Pretty weak on MLB's part. Take prize money out of the equation.

If they were requiring people to pay in, make picks and receive money back based on how well they picked, yes that's gambling. If someone just has to sign up, make picks and win prize money if they come out on top, that's more like a contest. Why do you think all those contests always add the disclaimer "No Purchase Necessary"? It keeps the contest outside the realm of federal "lottery laws," which I think are actually just FCC regs that would prevent them from advertising it, but you get the point.