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From the Ohio Problem Gambling Network 2023 is a new year and with it comes a big change for Ohio—the launch of legal sports betting. Not only is this the largest expansion of legal gambling in state history, it also marks the largest simultaneous launch of sports betting in the nation. Sports betting is a popular form of gambling, and it can be a fun and exciting way to engage with sports. In addition to casinos and racinos, Ohioans will now be able to place a bet on their favorite … Read More »
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 »
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 »