Good News! Your Office Pool Might Not Land You in Jail
In a lot of offices, betting on the March Madness brackets is an entrenched celebration of Spring. It's as much a part of office life ...
In a lot of offices, betting on the March Madness brackets is an entrenched celebration of Spring. It's as much a part of office life as Super Bowl bets, Oscar pools, and betting on election-night outcomes.
But betting on organized sports events is illegal in just about every place in the U.S. outside Nevada and Atlantic City.
One California legislator, though, wants to offer you peace of mind. He's introduced a bill that would ease the punishment for water-cooler betting:
Passage of the measure would remove the possibility of jail time for organizing or participating in nonprofit, all-in-fun office pools.
"Folks making a friendly wager with friends or co-workers should not have to worry about committing a crime," said Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, who proposed the measure.
The Lake Elsinore Republican said his goal is to make the punishment fit the offense - not to legalize office betting.
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
CBO: Senate Bill Would Nearly Double the Uninsured Compared to Obamacare1 hour ago
U.S. Supreme Court Weakens Wall Between Church and State2 hours ago
States Must List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates, Rules Supreme Court2 hours ago
Mayors Lobby Against Congressional Gun Bills2 hours ago
Gun Advocates Lose U.S. Supreme Court Case2 hours ago
Minimum Wage Study Casts Doubt on Its Benefits, as Some Cast Doubt on the Study2 hours ago