CES 2020 Review: Future Of Sports Betting Debated At World’s Largest Tech Conference Matt Rybaltowski, Sports Handle · January 14, 2020 at 12:56 pm At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a distinguished panel of sports gambling experts peered into a crystal ball during a session on the future of sports betting. Jeff Ma, an sports wagering industry consultant and moderator of the session, asked the panelists to predict the yearly handle of the U.S. legal sports betting market by 2030. The responses fluctuated wildly from $80 billion annually to as high as $500 billion. Since the overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018, U.S. customers have legally wagered more than $15 billion on sports, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA). Sara Slane, a former senior vice president of public affairs of the AGA, admitted that her projection of $500 billion may be too ambitious.