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Opinion | The Ugly Truth Behind All Those Fun Gambling Ads

Opinion by JACK O’DONNELL This Sunday, Americans are expected to wager nearly $8 billion on the Super Bowl matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. This number is nearly twice the amount bet on last year’s big game. What explains this staggering increase? It’s not just the popularity of the teams. This is the first Super Bowl of the online gambling era. Sports betting has been legalized in 30 states, plus Washington, D.C., thanks to a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the ban on sports betting. Now, more … Read More »

Online betting comes for kids

Written by Erica Pandey, author of Axios What’s Next A slew of apps and games that simulate sports and casino betting are gaining popularity among children. Why it matters: The line between gaming and gambling is getting blurrier — and social betting, which involves no real money, can lead kids to the real thing, experts say. The big picture: “Gambling has become normalized in our society,” says Jeff Derevensky, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University and director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors. “We’re seeing a migration … Read More »