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 estimated 15 million Americans are expected to place bets on pro football this season. Gambling on sports is now legal in 13 states, including Oregon.

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