- You can now legally bet on sports from your phone in New York.
I'm legit curious how gambling addicts are handling the temptation with how easy it is to gamble now. Used to be, you avoid the casino's and you're pretty much in the clear aside from lottery.
Now it seems we've embraced it and it's everywhere. Can't even watch a game without them talking about gambling. So is the problem worse, better, the same? I haven't heard a lot about gambling addiction in recent yearsID: hrxi4es
My father and a friend had themselves banned from horse racetracks in Southern Ontario for periods at a time, like photog'd, catalogued, and shown the door. He's responsible for about 100,000 in loses, big for us. If he was tech savvy in the slightest our family would be doomed.ID: hrz51tn
This is going to be a problem nation-wide. I get pounded with ads for this shit here in Arizona.
Some rich casino operators are going to get even richer and this will tear already fragile families and communities apart.
It's just fucking pure evil.ID: hrxyyd1
Big for anyone.ID: hrxfjgm
I live in Upstate NY, and recently heard an ad for some gambling app on the radio. They had the number to sign up for gambling, then immediately afterwards a number for gambling addicts. I honestly feel it should be the same as cigarettes, no ads for it you can find them on your own still.ID: hrxksxh
It’s really weird to hear gambling commercials spend a legit, whole ass 30+ seconds saying every legally obligated line for every state they’re legally allowed to operate in.ID: hry2f60
MI here. The advertising is way extreme. You’re about to be bombarded with cheesy adverts from every crusty, old casino mogul in the US. It’s been legal here for a year or so. You can bet on a virtual slot machine on your phone. It’s a bit ridiculous.ID: hrx7z23
Newsflash: no corporation actually cares about problem gambling, just like alcoholic beverage makers don't care that most of their sales go to serious alcoholics. (Really, some people drink unbelievable amounts of alcohol until it kills them.) The money in gambling comes almost all from the persons losing insane amounts until they can't lose anything more.
The only thing they care about is if the business is icky enough that it taints their brand.
Stat from a Washington Post article:
The top 10 percent of American drinkers — 24 million adults over age 18 — consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week
I can only assume if you had the gambling statistics you would see something similarID: hrzwo95
Holy shit. Averaging over 10 drinks…a DAY!?! I knew there were some big drinkers, but I didn’t know the top 10% were drinking like that.ID: hryjmwk
The same thing with alcoholic and drug addicts where alcohol and drugs are available.ID: hry4wyu
Gambling is a tale as old as time.
Get used to it. People are going to gamble when they want to and you can't stop them.ID: hry5w3q
The question is not whether people will gamble, it's if we will sanction an industry that designs ways to separate gamblers from their money, then dress it up in the fake garb of "funding education" or other bullshit.
Welcome to the club of losing money on parleys.
OK. TIL that you couldn't before this change.ID: hrx4kkt
Yeah I don't get it, what was up with all those ads for draft kings then??ID: hrx63mc
They advertise nationwide.ID: hrxyysy
Gambling has been legal in New Jersey for a few years so they would advertise in NY as well. People from NY would drive to a parking lot just over the border in NJ and place their bets there.ID: hrxfvy9
If it’s like my state you couldn’t bet on games or prop bets for games but could play daily fantasy against others (setting and lineup with a salary cap)ID: hrx7bea
The actual "put money on what happens in games" is restricted to certain customers proving they are physically in a state that allows it.
But building up interest in the process helps convince people they "need" their own state to legalize it, and as legalization spreads, more people participate and the whole thing gets normalized.ID: hrxtne1
Also it was legal in New Jersey, same market for tv and radio commercials.
Get ready for all those annoying gambling commercials during every commercial break.ID: hry1m4f
I guess you don’t watch tv the last couple of years
Thank God, finally.
If only I cared about sports or gambling.
But, this is really to meet the needs of those who want easier access to the money of gambling addicts.
Some law must have changed within the last year because the amount of gambling mobile app ads I hear on the radio is obnoxious.
this will end well. Pour one out for r/pats. So many jumped on the $40 5 team parley, for the pats to get the #1 seed, paying 64k. The hopium needed to bet on the Broncos...
You could place bets by phone for the last 100 years. The key word here is "legally."
There's not a lot of things I'll wag my finger at. Not even gambling when it's done between individuals for fun. The second someone makes a business out of it, though, they have crossed a line into exploitation. The fact that a gambling business stakes its profitability on fools and desperation aside, leagues and states have interests to protect from the potential negative influence commercialized gambling brings. For the league in the form of corruption and loss of trust in neutrality and for the state in protecting their citizens.
Just in time for the end of the regular football season.
Genius government at work lolID: hrx6zgu
In time for playoffs
This is all thanks to technology: enjoy and good luck. I love playing lotteries as they keep me guessing what numbers I should pick.ID: hryixed
State sponsored lotteries are just a tax on the poorID: hryjfm0
Well....there was a 21 years old in my city who won a cool 70 000 000 dollars. And obviously lots of people also won millions of dollars so it is worth plying few dollars and test my lady luck. If you do not play, you will never win. Also when I play, I am a very responsible player. Few dollars and from my OWN money. If you get addicted to lotteries you are screwed up.
I wonder how much, if any, New York or any of the states with recent legalization of sports betting have devoted to people who are going ruin themselves financially or is the money all they're thinking about? I'm all for sports betting but know for a fact a lot of people don't know when to stop. Ultimately just another legal form of addiction pushed/offered to people to enrich the states/wealthy.ID: hryhnjk
We can't and should not protect able-minded adults from all bad decisions, personal responsibility has to play a role with gambling just as it does with glorified liquid brain and liver poisonID: hrz7ear
They will probably expect the companies profiting from this to give to gambling addiction non profits. The majority do not become gambling addicts that partake in a sports bet or goes to a casino.
My state's licensing commission cost the state an entire NFL season's worth of revenue because they couldn't agree on whether enough Black people owned the companies applying for licenses. I'm sure they'll figure it out by the 2030s.ID: hrx6wvj
cost the state an entire NFL season's worth of revenue
I really don't get why the marijuana people and the gamblers somehow think "the state didn't get to tax me, I am so sad!" is a compelling argument that makes any sense.ID: hrx8vwp
I enjoy a moderate level of sports betting, and I also enjoy when the state has funds to run social services. Gambling revenues are earmarked for education here.
Additionally, the commission effectively ignored the will of the voters by refusing to issue licenses, which I have a problem with on principle.
See? There's three compelling arguments (or zero, depending on your priors).
I mean, it’s about time
I can drive an hour north and bet on sports at the Casino in Green Bay but not from my phone
Good luck. In Colorado the gambling ads are insane. Especially during a game. I’m not even sure if they show other types of commercials. But I like getting to see Halle Berry as Cleopatra.ID: hs09b1l
I mean the commecials are less annoying aside from repetative content.
also TIL that, that is Halle Berry in those commercials
Like drugs or anything else worth billions instead of making it illegal, just make it legal and earn massive gains on taxes. I’d rather that money not go to mobsters and cartels, and yes politicians suck but it’s the lesser of two evils.
It was legalized in Michigan last year and the ads are constantly being played and they are annoying AF.
Biff Tannen got the DeLorean
Funny how we as a society used to care about gambling and think it was immoral and destructive and ban it in alot of places but now gambling and casinos are everywhere, nobody gives a shit anymore
/r/wallstreetbets is laughing at this amateur hour sports betting while losing whole ass families to options trading.
That being said, $DKNG leaps looking like a good bet.
When, Florida? When will you allow me this vice?
You mean Cum Town was lying the whole time they were telling me Bet DSI was the legal way to bet on if Andrew Cuomo gave his brother AIDS?
Perfect, right when all the New York teams are mediocre at best.