Kelly Stewart On Sports Betting, March Madness, New Showtime Docu-Series

(CBS New York/CBS Local)– Sports betting is sweeping the nation.

Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, but it wasn’t that long ago that Nevada was the only state in the country to allow this. Professional sports handicapper Kelly Stewart has seen this industry grow from the inside and is one of the many people that Showtime followed in its new docu-series “Action.” The four part docu-series explores the rise of this big business and its key players. Stewart’s whole life changed with one college football bet.

“In reality I made $8500 from that parlay, but that one bet changed my life,” said Stewart in an interview with CBS Local. “What catapulted me into the spotlight is that I was a female who hit on an 85-1 ticket. People were like ‘who is this girl’ or ‘who is her boyfriend giving her picks.’ With the legislation last year, this whole world has blown up.”

Stewart provides betting advice weekly on CBS Sports HQ and…

Original published: 2019-03-21 08:39:15 Read the full Dallas News here

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