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Gaming companies have been extremely excited about the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year to allow sports gambling across the U.S. MGM Resorts, Boyd Gaming, and Caesars Entertainment have already announced sports book expansions, both in casinos and online, and that's just the early movers.
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While sports betting might be getting attention from the public, it isn't a very big business for casinos yet. In Nevada, sports betting wins for casinos were just $329.1 million, which pales in comparison to games like baccarat and blackjack, which pulled in $1.24 billion and $1.17 billion, respectively. But there's a reason casinos are excited about sports betting growth long-term.
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What do you think of sports betting? Do you approve of it?
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It’s a fact that sports betting is big business today. It’s a pastime enjoyed by literally millions of people all over the world. Some of these people bet very infrequently, while others bet on a regular basis. Some of them bet purely for fun, while others take things very seriously and put real effort into trying to make money.
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The risks associated with gambling have led to the negative connotations that have also been associated with gambling. As far back as ancient Greek times, there were philosophers who warned of the dangers of gambling. And throughout history, there have been people who claim that it’s immoral or depraved.
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Many nations around the world have banned it at one time or another over the years. These bans have been notoriously unsuccessful. They usually just led to “underground” betting that was unregulated and illegal, which created far more serious problems.
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Betting on sports involves putting real money on the line, and there’s ALWAYS a risk of losing that money. Even when backing big favorites, winning is never guaranteed. Sports are ultimately just too unpredictable. Unlikely outcomes are not just possible, they actually happen quite regularly.
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Sports betting is generally considered a socially acceptable activity. It’s certainly not something that anyone should be ashamed of, or feel the need to hide. Naturally, there are always going to be people who oppose it. Regardless of what those people think, though, betting on sports is a perfectly legitimate way for people to spend their money.
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Losing money is not just a risk, it’s the most likely outcome. Even if you’re extremely knowledgeable about sports, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to win money. It IS possible, but successful betting requires a great deal of effort and hard work. Please don’t think sports betting represents an easy way to make a quick buck because you’ll almost certainly end up disappointed.
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The possibility of addiction is a very real risk of sports betting. Or any form of gambling for that matter. People generally assume that they are immune to addiction and that it will never happen to them, but this kind of thinking can be very dangerous. Although only a small minority of gamblers do get addicted, NO-ONE is completely immune. Gambling addiction can happen to even the most unlikely individuals.
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Losing money is not just a risk, it’s the most likely outcome. Even if you’re extremely knowledgeable about sports, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to win money. It IS possible, but successful betting requires a great deal of effort and hard work. Please don’t think sports betting represents an easy way to make a quick buck because you’ll almost certainly end up disappointed.
I think people know they will end up losing money but they still want to take that chance of winning. It's exciting.
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The chance of winning money will always be attractive. Money is not the ONLY reward that sports betting has to offer. It can be entertaining and a lot of fun, and it can provide you with a deep sense of satisfaction too.
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The majority of bettors are what we call recreational bettors, and the chance of winning money is not what motivates them. They fully accept that they’re going to lose money in the long run, and this doesn’t bother them at all. They’re happy just as long as they’re having fun. They view sports betting as a form of entertainment like any other, and their losses are simply the cost of that entertainment.
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Some people choose to bet on sports because they’re up for the challenge of making accurate predictions. They enjoy putting their sports knowledge to the test and seeing if they’re as good as they think.
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Sports betting is the easiest form of gambling to get started with. You don’t need to be incredibly knowledgeable about sports, and most of what you do need to know are very straightforward.
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Make sure that you approach sports betting with your eyes wide open. Remember that losing money is the most likely outcome, so you need to be prepared for it. If you’re seriously interested in trying to make money in the long run, bear in mind that this will take a lot of time and effort. Do NOT expect to start winning right away, because that simply won’t happen.
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A lot of people bet just to try it. That's fine as long as people don't get addicted to it, IMO.
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