$4 Billion To Be Bet On Super Bowl

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The vast majority of the estimated $4 billion will be bet illegally and illegal gambling is associated with higher rates of gambling addiction

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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem call 800-522-4700

Much of the $4 billion that is expected to be bet on the Super Bowl will be made illegally and those who gamble illegally are more likely to develop problems. Gambling can become a serious addiction. Between six and eight million adults in the U.S. display indications for this disorder, including:

  •     using income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid;
  •     unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling;
  •     arguing about gambling behavior with loved ones; and
  •     feeling depressed or suicidal because of gambling losses.

Fortunately there is help and hope available. The Helpline is available across the country and is the most important number for millions of people experiencing a gambling problem, as well as for their loved ones. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call the National Problem Gambling Helpline: 800-522-4700.

NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Our vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling, through our mission of leading state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling.


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Keith Whyte
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