Sports betting is booming. So are calls to gambling addiction helplines.

Jan 23, 2024
Some advocates are calling for federal support to treat gambling addiction — and to enact limits on wagering apps.
Some fear an expansion of online sports betting is fueling gambling addiction.
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In sale of Mavericks, Mark Cuban pushes for legalized gambling in Texas

Dec 5, 2023
The Texas legislature has kept sports betting illegal for now, but there's a massive amount of revenue to be made in the state.
Mark Cuban has expressed interest in a new stadium and casino in Dallas — but gambling is still illegal in Texas.
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ESPN enters the competitive world of online sports gambling

Nov 14, 2023
The company hopes to win a piece of the nearly $85 billion global sports betting market, now dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel.
ESPN Bet will be able to offer something other betting apps can't: media content from ESPN. But that doesn't ensure success.
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ESPN, long a big name in sports, lends its name to sports betting

Aug 10, 2023
Gaming company Penn Entertainment is paying $2 billion over 10 years to use ESPN's name in its gambling app and website.
Sports betting is a growing market in the U.S. ESPN made $2 billion in its deal to license its brand to Penn Entertainment's betting app and website.
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California voters will soon weigh in on sports betting

Nov 1, 2022
Several tribes are asking voters to pass a measure that would allow sports gambling on tribal lands and race tracks. Opponents say it could hurt card rooms.
The Gardens Casino is the economic engine of the city of Hawaiian Gardens in Los Angeles County. Some cities that rely on card room revenue are opposed to proposition 26.
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Tax revenue vs. temptation: Legalized online sports betting creates a dilemma for problem gamblers

Sep 6, 2022
Where mobile betting is legal, it accounts for 90% of all wagers, one expert says. Do the pros outweigh the cons?
“Americans have always bet on sports," says John Holden of Oklahoma State University.
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The gambling industry is seeing historic revenue numbers

May 13, 2022
Pent up demand and the expansion of online gambling and sports betting are giving the industry a boost.
Casinos are putting up pre-pandemic numbers.
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Ping pong, anyone? Sports fans find new games to bet on during the pandemic

Jul 16, 2020
While U.S. pro sports leagues suspend play, table tennis, darts and other more obscure competitions find new fans.
Sports fans have had to look elsewhere for betting opportunities. Above, the final match of the Düsseldorf Masters table tennis competition.
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Atlantic City benefits from early wager on legal sports betting

Jul 29, 2019
Total gaming revenue at Atlantic City’s casinos is up about 20% on last year, but the city is now starting competition from neighboring states.
Bruce DeFino came from Long Island to place sports bets in Atlantic City.
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Regulators in Kenya concerned about growing popularity of online gambling

May 31, 2019
Mobile phones are allowing ordinary Kenyans to try their luck on sports gambling.
A billboard advertising a popular sports betting site is seen along a highway in Nairobi, on November 8, 2017.