NFL: Super Bowl a gamble for many

Event a major draw for addicts

Written by
Keith Sargeant
Asbury Park (N.J.) Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Super Bowl XLVIII could be played in a remote location such as Osawatomie, Kan., and thousands of people throughout New Jersey would no doubt be tempted to bet on the big game.

Arnie Wexler knows this better than anyone and it’s why the certified compulsive gambling expert is concerned that because this year’s Super Bowl will be  played in New Jersey, more people than ever will be motivated to place a bet.

Wexler, who formerly served as executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and who has a treatment office based in Bradley Beach, believes this year’s NFL championship game has the potential to inflict even more harm to statewide sports bettors.

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