MNAPG in the News

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. READ MORE

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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