• Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

Legal Sports Gambling in Ohio: A Double-Edged Sword for Addiction and Revenue

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Concerns Over Gambling Addiction Raised by Experts More Than a Year After Ohio Legalized Sports Betting

Sports gambling has become legal in Ohio for over a year now, and it has been an exciting time for both sports enthusiasts and betting companies. Ohioans have placed over $7 billion in bets since its legalization, making it a lucrative business opportunity. However, the past year of legal sports gambling has also brought some consequences.

On one hand, the Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported over $1 million in fines to gaming companies for violations involving advertising and promotions. This shows that the commission is taking the issue seriously and wants to ensure that all rules are being followed. On the other hand, a recent survey conducted from 2017 to 2022 revealed that the number of Ohioans with gambling addiction has tripled since legalization began. This increase in gambling addiction is a concerning trend that needs further investigation and discussion.

During Tuesday’s “Sound of Ideas” discussion, experts will delve deeper into these statistics and explore how legal sports gambling has impacted the region. The guests for this discussion include Michael Buzzelli, Associate Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Nabil Pervaiz, Manager of Prevention Services at Recovery Resources in Cleveland, Ed G., a Compulsive Gambler in Recovery with the Area 10 Gamblers Anonymous organization, Joe Messner, a Licensed Clinician at Ana Zao Community Partners in Wooster, and Joe Scalzo, a Reporter at Crain’s Cleveland. They will discuss how legalization has affected individuals struggling with addiction and what steps can be taken to mitigate these negative effects.

By Samantha Jones

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