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Problem Gambling Among College Students

When a teenager enters college, it is often the first time they get to live on their own without parental supervision. This scenario can be a recipe for all sorts of problems, including gambling problems. Now that college-goers can gamble on their phones at any time, without having to travel to Atlantic City for sports […]

Loot Boxes: Evening the Odds

If you’ve been following the 800-Gambler blog or any other sources of gambling and gaming news, then you’re probably familiar with loot boxes, which are becoming increasingly popular in video games. It may not be exactly the same as sports betting in Atlantic City, NJ, but it’s not as different as might think. The general […]

Why Do People Gamble Online?

People have been gambling in Atlantic City casinos for many years. In this day and age, however, you don’t have to travel all the way to the casino to place a wager. Now, with today’s technology, you can gamble practically whenever and wherever you please; at least, that is the case in New Jersey. Here […]

The NFL’s Evolving Stance on Sports Gambling

Since sports gambling was legalized in East Rutherford, NJ and the rest of the state more than a year ago, the national trend of states passing legislation to legalize sports betting has continued. While professional sports leagues are on board with this legalization, league owners and lawmakers don’t always see eye to eye on how […]

First-Year Anniversary of ‘The Ruling’ for Sports Betting Legalization

It’s been a little over a year since the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 federal law that banned commercial sports betting. As a result, over $9 billion has already been legally bet on sports throughout Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Rhode Island.  Last […]

Atlantic City Casinos: Q1 2018 vs. Q1 2019

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its first-quarter 2019 financial statistics earlier this month, analyzing the status of casinos in Atlantic City, also a hub for betting for sports.  The report showed mixed results for AC casinos: significant increases in revenue, but an even sharper decline in gross profits. 

How Has Gambling Changed the Sports Media Landscape?

It’s been just over ten months since the official legalization of sports betting in New Jersey and several other US states, and it’s safe to say the entire sports landscape has begun to change in response.  We’ve seen the explosion of mobile sportsbook applications from leading fantasy sports websites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, for […]

Video Games and Gambling Problems: Should We Legislate Loot Boxes?

It’s long been debated whether video gaming, and specifically “loot boxes,” are a form of gambling and can lead to gambling problems. The debate is back in the news, after US Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., proposed legislation to restrict monetized video gameplay and loot boxes. This, Sen. Hawley says, would help to prevent consumers, especially […]