With so much hype surrounding the Big Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, the first Sunday of February is sure to once again be a difficult time for problem gamblers and their families. From constant coverage on television and social media to box pools in the office, the thought of gambling […]
A few decades ago, an alarming statistic started making its rounds with the national media. According to a Boston Globe reporter at the time, the biggest Sunday matchup of the NFL season was also the most dangerous day for women in abusive relationships. Due to factors like the on-screen violence happening in the game, the […]
For the first time ever in America, a comprehensive group of academics, researchers, advocacy groups, and organizations with a stake in the casino industry will work together to promote responsible gambling and come up with solutions to prevent problem gambling. This group is known formally as the Responsible Gambling Collaborative.
In a previous blog post, we discussed how “skin gambling” and “loot boxes” have taken the virtual gaming world by storm, introducing many teenagers and young children to a newly-developed world of unregulated online gambling. This article dives further into the subject, highlighting the story of Elijah Ballard, a boy who started displaying symptoms of […]
According to an AGA survey conducted before the Big Game in 2019, Americans collectively wagered about $6 billion on the NFL’s paramount matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. The survey also reported that one in six individuals who watched last year’s game had money on the line, and more than 22 […]