Sports Betting Has Risen 10X In 3 Years: Next Opioid Crisis?
Monday February 13th, 2023
By : Daniel De Vise
Source : The Hill
The sports betting market has multiplied tenfold in three years and may have reached $7 billion in 2022. More than half of the nation can now legally gamble on sports. Fifty million Americans are expected to bet on the upcoming Super Bowl.
Five years ago, betting on live games was illegal in most of the United States. A Supreme Court ruling in 2018 removed the ban and transformed the industry. Now, 33 states and the District of Columbia allow wagers on games.
Addiction experts fear a coming national epidemic to rival the opioid crisis.