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Bet on It

Boston Globe
Laura Pappano
March 12, 2006

Laura Pappano, writer-in-residence at the Wellesley Centers for Women, argues that one way to raise the status of women's sports in American society is to increase the opportunities for betting on women's games. Sports media provide a wealth of information about games and matches that are important to bettors. Therefore, as more people bet on women's sports, more media coverage will follow, raising the profile of the sporting events and the athletes.