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Super Bowl betting could result in increase of problem gambling calls

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The biggest football game of the year is almost here and sports bettors in Ohio and across the country are getting ready. The American Gaming Association said approximately 68 million people are expected to bet on this year’s Super Bowl. Where do Super Bowl balls come from? This tiny Ohio town has been doing it since 1955 Some bettors said they don’t care who wins, but they do want to have skin in the game. “It makes the games more fun to watch,” bettor Joe Pike … Read More »

Columbus man’s money stolen through sports betting app

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, a Columbus man is warning people about the dangers of online sports betting. Like a lot of central Ohioans, Ricky Compton downloaded and started using a popular sports betting app soon after it was legalized in the Buckeye state in January 2023. City of Dublin sued for denying shopping center redevelopment near Bridge Park Compton said he never had an issue with his account, until one day in late December 2023, when he was seemingly hacked. “After clicking on it, I … Read More »

Browns fan urges sports betting caution and a gambling warning

CLEVELAND — Scottie Barclay of Maple Heights is a Browns fan who is urging those who bet on sports to use caution after he watched a family member slip into gambling addiction. Barclay and his fellow Browns fan, and neighborhood friend, Johnny Tatonetti enjoy watching NFL games in Barclay’s basement Browns man cave, along with Barclay’s bulldog Georgia. But both warn about the potential addictive nature of sports betting, especially with growing accessibility via phone apps and more. “It’s just like a drug, in fact, it is a drug, it’s … Read More »