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Sports Betting Resulting in Sharp Rise in Gambling Addictions and Financial Distress, Especially for Young Men

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
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Sports betting is now fully legal in 36 states, and betting on your favorite team is easier than ever with apps on phones and computers. But the rise in sportsbooks corresponds with a sharp rise in gambling addiction and the financial distress that follows.

Governments an enamored by the rise in sports books because it brings billions in new tax revenue. Sports betting is one of the biggest boons in new tax revenue many states have seen in decades.

Since the Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association Supreme Court ruling,...

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