MNAPG in the News

July, 13, 2023
Problems with gambling? Here’s some options

Susan Sheridan Tucker the executive director of the Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling and Jennifer Spire from Preston Spire discuss what is available if you or a loved one has a problem with gambling. VIEW VIDEO

June 29, 2023
In Between Sessions, MN Faces Calls to Look at Sports Betting Risks

Minnesota is in wait-and-see mode again when it comes to legalizing online sports betting, and one lawmaker hopes for more public discussion about any potential harms before anticipated votes next year. READ MORE

June 8, 2023
Sports betting still illegal in Minnesota — and gambling still an addiction

This past legislative session at the Minnesota Capitol brought forth a bill to legalize sports betting in the state. While the bill ultimately failed to go through, there is no doubt legalizing sports betting will continue to be in the conversation, with a high likelihood of another bill presented next year. READ MORE

May 30, 2023
Our View: Minnesota’s sports-betting fail seen as an opportunity

It’s a chance to ensure that when sports betting does get passed here, it includes important measures to help Minnesotans better understand gambling addiction. READ MORE

May 30, 2023
Awareness for problem gambling, improving future bills

Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling’s Executive Director Susan Sheridan Tucker speaks with KTTC News Now about problem gambling, what else is needed in a future sports gambling bill that is looking like a top legislative priority in 2024. SEE VIDEO

May 6, 2023
Finding help for a problem gambling

Our Executive Director Susan Sheridan Tucker was featured on KARE 11 this weekend where she sat down with host Chris Hrapsky to share some common warning signs of a gambling addiction, and initial steps that you can take if you’re at all concerned about your gambling habits. SEE VIDEO

April 24, 2023
Getting a Handle on Gambling Debt: Advocates Say End of Tax Filing Season an Important Reminder to Reassess Gambling Behavior and Related Financial Trouble

With 250,000 Minnesotans exhibiting problems with gambling, the Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling (MNAPG) points to April’s Financial Literacy Month and the end of tax filing season as an important time to address financial issues rooted in frequent or problem gambling. READ MORE

March 22, 2023
With sports betting expansion, more help for problem gamblers is key

Legislation needs to include increases in treatment, prevention and research funding to match the proposed expansion of gambling rights. READ MORE

March 16, 2023
Raising awareness about problem gambling during March Madness tournament

March isn’t just for making brackets, it’s also Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling is raising awareness about gambling addiction, as it predicts nearly $10 billion in both legal and illegal bets to be placed during this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness. READ MORE

March 9, 2023
The Lure of Gambling, Online Gaming, and Sports Betting

When kids turned eighteen in Minnesota, a favorite way to highlight the occasion, especially in the early 2000’s, was with a night out at a nearby casino. They celebrated their milestone birthdays with all the exuberance of youth who’ve reached the legal age to participate in an adult activity. READ MORE

March 6, 2023
Addiction is Addiction is Addiction

The term “addiction” is defined as the state of being compulsively committed to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. READ MORE

March 3, 2023
MN Sports-Betting Bill Advances

If approved, licenses would be provided to tribal nations around Minnesota to create sportsbooks at casinos, and Minnesotans age 21 and older could also place wagers through their phones, using online apps. READ MORE

February 8, 2023
Talking Points: Is legalized sports gambling a sure bet in Minnesota?

Minnesota lawmakers once again taking up proposal for legal sports betting. READ MORE

February 8, 2023

Researcher: Sports-Betting Apps Don’t Always Produce Touchdowns

As more states approve sports betting, some people are being inundated with advertisements for certain apps. Minnesotans might be drawn to a neighboring state like Iowa, where they can place a bet online after crossing the border. READ MORE

January 30, 2023

Sports Betting Explodes, the Need to Play Responsibly Follows

Sports betting is enjoying an explosion the likes of which we’ve never seen. A pivotal Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that allowed all states to legalize sports gambling has ushered in an ongoing frenzy. While Minnesota is not among the first states to legalize sports gambling, it appears to be on the way. Regardless of the legality of sports betting in Minnesota, many sports fans are finding ways to participate.

December, 2022

Youth Gambling Poses Significant Risk for Gambling Addiction

Simply put, it’s a bad idea. What may seem like a fun and harmless gift for a young person can lead many to a gambling addiction as they get older. Why? Years of research around the globe have shown that children don’t have the cognitive brain development to understand the potential risks of gambling, especially if they experience a big win early on. READ MORE

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