Advocates say it is no coincidence that Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the N-C-A-A Basketball Tournament are both in March. Susan Sheridan Tucker with the Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling says many of us will be taking part in an office bracket pool which can be a lot of fun:
“But we really want people to be safe and do healthy play which means never spending more money than you can afford to lose. We suggest to people that you set time and money limits whenever you’re gambling.”
Sheridan Tucker says she has concerns about sports betting on mobile apps that offer a lot of different wagering opportunities. An estimated 68 million Americans will wager more than 15 billion dollars on the N-C-A-A tourney this year.