Critics of the Supreme Court ruling to give power back to the states when it comes to sports betting.
They're saying that be legalizing the activity, states will see a spike in gambling addiction.
As reported by nypost.com
The Supreme Court’s Monday decision to strike down the national ban on sports betting could lead to a spike in gambling addiction, treatment advocates and gaming critics fear.
There are currently an estimated 3 to 5 million gambling addicts nationwide — and one group described Monday’s ruling as potentially the largest expansion of legalized gambling in the country’s history.
“There is going to be a lot more gambling,” said critic Richard Daynard, a law professor at Northeastern University, who runs Public Health Advocacy Institute. “What the Supreme Court has done is to facilitate expanding gambling basically to everybody’s desktop.”
It’s a fear echoed by officials at a top treatment advocacy group on Monday.
Most would agree that sports betting should already be legalized. The financial benefits seem to far outweigh the potential danger of there being a spike in gambling addictions, and the decision should be left up to the states.
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