The growth of sports betting comes with consequences – Are we paying a price?

The legalization of sports betting six years ago has brought about a transformation in the way fans interact with sports and has been a lucrative source of revenue for professional leagues. However, it has also led to scandals, concerns about player safety, and a growing awareness of the potentially harmful effects of gambling addiction. Today, we will explore whether it is time to reassess our approach to sports betting by hearing from experts in the field. Our guests include Danny Funt, a reporter covering the sports betting industry, and Richard Daynard, a law professor and president of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University. We will also hear from Rep. Paul Tonko, the Democratic representative for New York’s 20th congressional district, who recently introduced the SAFE Bet Act aimed at addressing issues related to sports betting. In addition to these guests, we will also explore other resources available for those struggling with gambling addiction such as the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline which can be reached by calling or texting 988 and the national 24-hour Problem Gambling Helpline which is available at 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).

By Riley Johnson

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