As sports betting becomes more prevalent, so do the risks to college athletes, gaming experts argue.
In the 1970s, the Anti-Cancer Council launched a concerted, evidence-based public health campaign to end tobacco advertising – and many of their strategies could be used today on gambling advertising.
The UK has a gambling problem but some of its neighbours could provide inspiration on how to prevent gambling harms.
With few regulations in place, gambling companies are going all-in to attract as many customers as possible – with younger, sports-obsessed and smartphone-savvy Americans particularly vulnerable.
Researchers who analyzed every sports bet placed online since 2018 found that young adults are the fastest-growing group of bettors, with more than 70% of them placing in-game bets.
Treatment has a high success rate. Getting problem gamblers in the door – and getting them to complete a full course of therapy – is another matter.
In the past, typical clients tended to be retirees living on fixed incomes who played slots and card games.
Sports wagering apps bring in-play betting right to the palm of your hand. Easy, ever-present access can lead to excitement and fun – or problem gambling.
Australians lose more money gambling on sports, per capita, than any country in the world.
The opportunity to place bets has changed the way games look, the way they’re talked about – and, of course, how many people have money riding on the outcome.
Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
Gambling is increasingly pitched to women and if Netball Australia accepts sports betting sponsors, younger girls will be next.
Many sports betting platforms now offer the opportunity for punters to place multiple bets in quick succession during the course of a match.
A plethora of sport betting operators will now enter the Canadian market and contribute to the economy through consumer betting and marketing partnerships. But what are the risks?
What needs attention is the lack of opportunity that drives sports betting.
About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.
Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?