Gambling

States love March Madness. That’s a problem for many.

As more states have legalized sports betting, they’ve also seen a dramatic uptick in gambling addiction.

As concerns over gambling addiction mount, states are set to rake in millions from Super Bowl bets

Sports betting has spread to 38 states and Washington, D.C., over the past five years. In that time, states have also seen massive increases in calls to gambling addiction hotlines. Plus, more news to use from around the country in this week's State and Local Roundup.

As online gambling expands, so do concerns about addictions

Mobile sports betting is live and legal in 37 states and Washington, D.C. Online casino games are legal in 7 states. Those numbers could grow in 2024.

The Challenge in Identifying Problematic Online Gambling

While technology can help spot those who exhibit signs of problem gambling, finding just what to measure and interpreting that data is tricky.

States Are Scoring Millions in Tax Revenue from Sports Betting

Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl, a Route Fifty analysis shows the states where income from sports gambling was the highest.

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As Sports Betting Grows, States Tackle Teenage Problem Gambling

With sports betting legal in more than 30 states, there’s a growing recognition among state legislators and health departments that the youngest gamblers need help.

Could Online Sports Betting and Gambling Help Close State Budget Shortfalls?

COMMENTARY | Taxes on online betting and gambling can help government leaders boost their budgets and create sustainable economic growth.

What Other States Can Learn From What Happened in Illinois After It Legalized Gambling

Attention: Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Accel Entertainment became the largest video gambling operator in Illinois. Now it has its eyes on you.

Illinois Video Gambling Tax Hike Will Be Decided by Lawmakers With Financial Ties to the Industry

As video gambling has grown in the state, so have the industry’s links to lawmakers.

Sports Betting Not Proving to Be a Tax Bonanza For States

Revenues have largely been modest and in some places have fallen far short of projections.

Few Signs So Far Sports Wagering Will Be Huge Boon for State Budgets

“Large amounts of tax revenue from sports gambling is no sure bet,” one expert notes.

Regional Rivalries Arise in Dash for Sports Gambling Cash

Seven states have kicked off sports betting since a Supreme Court decision essentially making it legal.

Should Congress Regulate Online Sports Betting?

The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.

As States Legalize Sports Gambling, Convenience and Tax Rates Are Key

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to legalization, but one analysis says states should see serious budget revenue gains with the right policies.

Hedge Those Bets: Sports Gambling May Not Be a Jackpot for States

Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.

Legal Sports Betting Is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won’t.

Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.

Supreme Court Rules States Can Legalize Sports Gambling, Reaffirming Limits of Federal Authority

The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

States Hope Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Will Lead to Revenue Windfall

The high court might end a “failed statutory regime” that Nevada currently enjoys.

Pennsylvania’s Big Budgetary Gamble With Proposal for ‘Satellite’ Casinos

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