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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 »

NFL LAUNCHES NEW RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CAMPAIGN

Posted by Ohio for Responsible Gambling The Super Bowl might feel like light-years away for the NFL fans out there, but it will be upon us before we know it. The Super Bowl also serves as big opportunity for sports betting, with over 136 million dollars wagered on the 2021 Super Bowl alone. With the Super Bowl fast approaching and the increase in popularity of fantasy sports, the NFL has recently launched a responsible gambling public awareness program to educate fans on the importance of responsible gambling during the NFL season … Read More »

Gambling addiction experts see familiar aspects in Robinhood app

Some fintech apps try to rein in addictive components to investing, but face their own problems. Jan. 30, 2021, 6:00 AM ESTBy Cyrus Farivar While the broader public may have gotten its first glimpse this week of the troubling and addictive nature of trading apps like Robinhood, gambling experts, finance watchers and even rival trading apps have long been thinking about how to address these problems. “The online day trader with problems is indistinguishable from the online gambling addict,” said Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, … Read More »

More Americans Getting “Hooked” on Sports Betting

What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. all have in common?  They’re sports super-stars, of course. But they’re also something else:  Hard-core gambling addicts. Which means they’ve also lost a ton of money– much of it betting on sporting events. Mayweather, Jr. regularly gambles as much as $400,000 on college football games.  He reportedly once won $3 million on a single Orange Bowl contest.  But his biggest bet – and loss — came in 2014, when he wagered $10 million that the Denver Broncos would … Read More »

NFL kickoff brings sports gambling addiction worries

Availability of gambling through mobile app has addiction experts concerned by: Ian Costello Posted: Sep 5, 2019 / 12:05 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 1, 2019 / 11:55 AM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The wait for the NFL season is over and heavy gambling is coming along with kickoff. The 2019 campaign starts Thursday evening as the Green Bay Packers travel to take on the Chicago Bears. A full slate of games is scheduled for Sunday. According to a study released this week by the American Gambling Association, an … Read More »

Tips For Avoiding Sports Betting Ahead of Super Bowl 2020

Super Bowl 2020 is looming on the horizon, and with it the ever present temptation to place a bet. As most people in sports betting know, the Super Bowl can be a challenging time for somebody in recovery from gambling. Click HERE for a few tips to get you through the day that experts call the biggest gambling day of the year: Courtesy of Algamus Treatment Services

Veterans and Gambling Addiction

With Veterans Day coming up, we as a nation will pause to honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. The day also serves as a reminder that many veterans struggle day to day with a spectrum of mental health issues. One you may not be aware of but that is included in that list is gambling addiction. We talked about a program aimed at helping identify and treat this disease. WEBSITE: Get Set Before You Bet: Gamble Responsibly Article courtesy of NBC4i Columbus

Initiatives aim to curb increase in problem gambling in Ohio

With problem gambling on the rise in Ohio, the state is starting campaigns to combat the issue. “Get Set Before You Bet” discourages gamblers from spending more than they can afford to lose, and “Change the Game” asks adults to recognize the signs of problem gambling in children and discuss it with them. The Ohio for Responsible Gambling initiative, which includes state agencies such as the lottery and casino commissions, organized the campaigns and is giving videos and print materials to providers of mental-health care and nonprofit groups to distribute. … Read More »

Ohio grapples with problem gambling

Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He would start at the tables with anywhere from $300 to $1,500, working his way through poker and blackjack. When he lost too much money at cards, he would play the slots for a while, win some back, and return to the tables to lose the rest. “I loved going to the casino,” he said. “I usually didn’t leave until the money was gone.” Mr. McClellan’s … Read More »