NCPG makes a statement entitled ‘If You Bet, Know Your Limits’ 

NCPG makes a statement entitled ‘If You Bet, Know Your Limits’ 

Prior to Super Bowl LVI, the National Council on Problem Gambling urged sports bettors to ‘If You Bet, Know Your Limits,’ while also providing services for those in need of assistance. This comes ahead of a Super Bowl in which PlayUSA anticipates that bettors would stake $1 billion across legalized US states, nearly doubling the figure made a year ago.

NCPG wants gamblers to know their limit

When the game takes place on Sunday, 13 February, sports betting will be legal in some form in 30 states and Washington, DC, with a population of over 166.9 million people. Subsequently, the NCPG echoed a number of ResponsiblePlay.org’s recommendations, which include the following: individuals should be familiar with both the games and their own strategy, avoid borrowing money to gamble, use a timer to keep track, balance gambling with other activities, view gambling as entertainment rather than a source of revenue, and take breaks.

According to the national nonprofit organization’s second ‘National Survey on Gambling Attitudes and Experiences,’ problematic gaming is most widespread among two at-risk groups: sports bettors, particularly those who participate in daily fantasy sports, and younger gamblers (ages 18 to 44).

According to Keith Whyte, executive director of the NCPG, the trends in sports gambling and problematic gaming are quite worrying. Too many people continue to be uninformed that they are engaging in addictive behavior and are unaware of the resources accessible to them. Each organization that offers gaming opportunities is accountable for developing policies and programs promoting responsible gambling and addressing problem gambling.

About the Super Bowl

The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the Super Bowl in California, at the former’s Sofi Stadium, following their respective conference championship victories last weekend. The Bengals advanced to the Super Bowl by defeating then-favorites Kansas City Chiefs in overtime and on neutral ground, 24-27, just two years after posting the NFL’s worst record. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17, thanks to a final quarter surge of 13 unanswered points.

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Lou Ramon Aguila is a contributor for Golden Casino News. He has a degree in BSBA Legal Management with great interest in high-profile legal cases involving sports personalities. An ultimate sports junkie, he covers just about everything in the sporting world with an emphasis on the NBA, NFL, and MLB. In his past time, Lou loves to read manga, watch anime and critique pro-wrestling matches.