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Sports Wagering– Game Over, Volume 14, Issue 14

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:48 pm
by tammy rigsby
Sports wagering is a big business in the United States. Whether done legally or illegally, billions are gambled on the outcome of sporting events each year. Nevada is the only state in the union that permits legal sports betting but there are many other ways to gamble on sports. There are casino cruise ships that go out to International waters, hundreds of online sports wagering sites, office pools, one on one wagers with a friend and of course, book makers. Statistics show that in 2005, 12 billion dollars were wagered online. There is no doubt that a significant amount of this was directly related to sports wagering. In 2006 over 5 billion dollars were gambled illegally on the Super Bowl alone. That figure was expected to rise to close to 7 or 8 billion in 2008. Sports gambling has adverse impacts on society as well. In 2007 a consulting firm (Challenger, Grey and Christmas Inc.) conducted a study to determine the cost to employers during big sporting events such as the Super Bowl and March Madness. They state that employers will lose an estimated 810 million dollars in productivity the week before these big events. This is caused by employees talking about the games, being involved in an office pool and placing bets during work hours. Sports betting is also popular among adolescents and could very well factor in to our youth becoming addicted to gambling. If you or someone you know has a problem, call 1-888-ADMIT-IT for workbooks, resources and referrals that can help.

Sports Betting Facts
-From January 2009 to December 2009, 4% of callers to the FCCG’s HelpLine cited Sports betting as the primary problem.
-Sports gamblers will wager on anything, football, basketball, cricket, soccer. Even the Little League World Series is not off limits.
-In 1994, Benny Silman masterminded a point shaving scandal at Arizona State University with players so he could make money illegally on the games.

Warning Signs of Problem Gambling
Preoccupation with Gambling
Risking Relationships
Gambling to Escape
Relying on Bailouts
Increasing Bets to Sustain Thrill
Concealing Activity
Loss of Control
Chasing Losses
Illegal Activities
Agitated when Stopping or Cutting Back

Check these out!!!!

Personal Foul
Tim Donaghy

Gambling in America
Earl L. Grinols

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-888-236-4848 for information and resources.

Re: Sports Wagering– Game Over, Volume 14, Issue 14

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:31 am
by Kayzor
heck these out!!!!

Personal Foul
Tim Donagh

Re: Sports Wagering– Game Over, Volume 14, Issue 14

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:58 am
by tocnaza
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