OPINION: Should Sports Betting Be Legalized In All Fifty States? Justin Prather and Sean Overton, The Daily Utah Chronicle · March 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm The sports betting world is not only a major industry worldwide — it is ever-growing, especially in the United States. However, sports betting is only legal in 18 of the 50 states. So the question everyone wants an answer to is should the industry be allowed to grow and be legalized nationwide? Or should it remain under heavy regulations so as to not ruin sporting events and their outcomes? Two sportswriters weigh in, one for and one opposed, in side-by-side op-eds from The Daily Utah Chronicle.