The American Gaming Association (AGA) is supporting research aimed at studying the impacts of Sports gambling on the Americans. AGA has donated $100,000 for the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) study.
Several US states have legalized and launched sports betting operations since the US Supreme Court legalized sports gambling last year in May. Recently, Iowa became the 11th US state to launch sport betting operations while several other states are in the process of legalizing and expanding their sports betting offerings.
“The expansion of legal, regulated sports betting has made it increasingly important that responsible gaming is not only a signature priority in new gaming markets but that we also continue to deepen our understanding of effective responsible gaming practices,” said Bill Miller, president, and CEO of the American Gaming Association.
Dr. Russell Sanna, executive director for the National Center for Responsible Gaming said, “The NCRG has long been a catalyst in the field of gaming research. This fund is especially significant because it will open up research in a previously understudied field in the United States – defining what we know about the effects of sports wagering for years to come.”
Recently, Public health department also issued warnings about gambling addiction before the start of the football season.
According to the National Council of Problem Gambling, an estimated two million people suffer from compulsive gambling issues and are at risk.