The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) has released four white papers this week detailing the benefits and common misconceptions of online sports betting. 

Titled Sports Betting Must Be Mobile, the papers are geared toward helping legislators and key stakeholders understand the impact of mobile sports wagering. Crucially, they reinforce the FSGA’s belief that mobile access must be a key component to any state’s sports betting structure.

As the white papers explain, people today demand convenience in their everyday lives, and those who want to bet on sports are no different. Mobile sports wagering, however, does more than simply provide a better experience for consumers according to the association.

“Sports betting in the US needs to offer mobile options if it’s going to truly combat the illegal market, maximize tax revenue and offer the best consumer protection measures,” said FSGA President Paul Charchian. “The FSGA’s series of white papers make a very compelling case for mobile sports betting and clear up many misconceptions.”

The first white paper examines The Case for Mobile Sports Betting by detailing the revenue opportunities, key regulatory issues and the benefits to combating the illegal market.

The second details how mobile sports betting Works with Casinos as gaming revenue at brick and mortar casinos has, said the association, actually increased significantly in correlation with the expansion of legal online sports betting.

The third white paper explains how mobile sports betting Provides the Best Consumer Protection by enhancing player identification, offering voluntary and involuntary exclusion methods, and facilitating readily available access to problem gambling resources. 

The final paper illustrates how mobile sports betting Is a Positive for State Lotteries by demonstrating that state lottery revenues have grown their operations in conjunction with legal sports betting.

The white papers can be viewed here