SANFORD, Fla., February 3, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – With face masks required to enter the game and a stadium seating capacity of just over 30%.It can be said that this year’s Super Bowl is unprecedented – but so is the opportunity to place bets on it. With the expansion of legal sports betting in recent years and the growing popularity of online gambling due to the pandemic, many Americans have easy access to place their stakes on this year’s big game. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA) $ 17.3 billion was wagered on sports between January and November 2020, and more than 4 in 10 Americans now live in a jurisdiction where sports betting is legal. PlayUSA.com projects that Americans will legally bet on $ 500 million Overall on Super Bowl LV, by an esteemed $ 300 million last year – but these numbers do not include illegal sports betting. The AGA found that 23.2 million Americans plan to bet in total $ 4.3 billion on Super Bowl LV, likely the largest single-event hold in American sports betting history.
“Although sports betting has not been legalized in the EU State of FloridaThe impact of the nationwide expansion of sports betting on problem gamblers remains very present, “he warned Jennifer Kruse, Executive Director of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG). “In the United States, 6 to 9 million people, including hundreds of thousands of Floridians, have, either directly or indirectly, the disorder commonly known as hidden addiction, due to the lack of any outwardly visible symptoms.” Over the past year, 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine data has seen Floridians grow 19.7%, citing sports betting as the type of gambling causing the most problems, suggesting the local impact of this expansion.
“The Super Bowl represents a cultural tradition in America and should be an event that anyone can enjoy without putting pressure on betting. With major changes in the sports betting landscape across the country and the COVID-19 pandemic adding to many risk factors for problem gambling You need to make sure that raising awareness of gambling disorder is part of the discussion and spread the word where help and hope are available Florida via the 888-ADMIT-IT hotline for everyone who needs it, “concluded Kruse.
If you believe that you or someone you know may have gambling problems, Florida 24/7, Confidential, and Multilingual Problem Gambling HelpLine, 888-ADMIT-IT, will continue to be available before, during and after the game, offering help and hope to those feeling the effects of gambling addiction. HelpLine specialists can also be reached by SMS at 321-978-0555, starting a live chat on gamblinghelp.org, or by contacting the FCCG on Facebook and Twitter. The 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine is also available as a resource for those who will be arriving Tampa for this year’s game.
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. (FCCG) is a not for profit, under contract Florida State Government that acts as the designated government subsidiary of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). In addition to operating the 24-hour Problem Gambling Hotline (888-ADMIT-IT), the FCCG is raising awareness of Problem Gambling through educational and outreach efforts across the state Florida, advocates for problem gambling-related issues on behalf of the public and provides programs, resources, and other community-specific assistance to those in need.
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Jennifer Kruse, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc., +1 (407) 865-6200, [email protected]
SOURCE The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.