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from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
...But let's be fair to Bettman. He opposes gambling only for you and me. If you own a hockey team, it's fine. Then you can sell board ads extolling the virtues of the local casino. Or you can even own the casino if you own the Detroit Red Wings. Wait a minute, let's clarify that one. Bettman made it clear that Wings owner Mike Ilitch couldn't own the casino. So his wife does. Surely no husband and wife would ever discuss their business around the house. And surely Mike would never spend a penny of the money that Marian makes from the casino. Bettman even allows his owners to accept money from Sports Select. It's among hockey's primary advertisers, not only on television, but in the arenas themselves. In Toronto, it sponsors a between-periods contest for prizes of $1,000. Isn't that gambling?

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