- NFL’s new launch encourages responsible gambling behaviors
- The merits of the initiative continue to proliferate as the betting populace grows
- The NFL will join in on many platforms to promote responsibility in gambling
With the ever-growing sports betting populace ingratiating the United States, the NFL launched a program on Wednesday to help make for responsible bettors across the fertile gambling landscape.
This encompasses the template of an idea that would be like the game plan of a coach heading into a game on Sunday.
The initiative clearly states that the NFL feels that it has a responsibility to the people who bet not only on its contents but to go further in education on gambling plus encourage safety and responsibility.
That includes this website: https://t.co/xY2rML7SzI
— NCPG (@NCPGambling) October 20, 2021
Research shows that licensed online sportsbooks take in $100 billion during the NFL season as billions are wagered on the Super Bowl each year. According to the American Gaming Association, 45.2 million Americans will be on the NFL at some point this season.
Since 2018, the number of Americans who bet on sports has grown by 30 percent as more than 30 states have legalized sports betting since then.
According to research between one percent and three percent of people 18 and over experience a gambling problem every year. This equates to roughly 5.1 million people per year.
The NFL has pointed to various other countries as learning mechanisms and the ability to promote responsible gambling are in line as more and more people can legally bet inside their own states.
Furthermore, the NFL will expand its multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to continue to coincide with the National Council on Problem Gambling. This advocacy support group will fund the services which are supported and offered by providers at the local and state level as well as a curriculum to youth.
— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) October 20, 2021
The national problem gambling helpline system will also have information posted on the www.responsibleplay.org website.
The organization held National Recovery Month in September as a means of a gateway to its national convention. The impetus of National Recovery Month is to celebrate people who have recovered with such strength and resilience in getting help and conquering a gambling addiction.
The NCPG wants to continue the in-person opportunities to create engagement, connection, and positive energy. This is also the largest conference on gambling addiction and responsible gambling in the world.
The NFL is using social media, in-stadium, online, and print to manifest its responsible betting initiative. National and local television will also be platforms later this fall as the NFL is working with its teams to spread awareness and education at the local level.
It is important to note that one person’s gambling addiction can affect family and friends and it can also occur alongside problems with alcohol and drugs.