Problem gambling is harmful to psychological and physical health. People who live with this addiction may experience depression, migraine, distress, intestinal disorders, and other anxiety-related problems. As with other addictions, the consequences of gambling can lead to feelings of despondency and helplessness.
According to a new survey commissioned by the National Council on Problem Gambling, sports bettors showed significantly higher levels of problematic gambling than other gamblers. The risk of addiction is higher for young adults — specifically sports bettors — than for those of any other age, the survey found.Apr 1, 2021
Sports betting is legal in more than two dozen states in the United States, though many have only in-person betting. Budget shortfalls have many states re-considering sports betting, but more than a dozen will likely never get online sports betting because of political opposition or tribal relationships.Jul 19, 2021
Online sports betting became legal in the United States at the same time as regular sports betting did, only it took a little longer to roll out. Online sports betting is available in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.