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NCAA  basketball games  promote gambling !!
Arnie Wexler -- Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates Arnie Wexler -- Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates
Boynton Beach , FL
Friday, March 22, 2019

 NCAA  basketball games  promote gambling !!
  This year  will even be bigger with some states taking bets on the  games
I wonder how many college students will have a bet on the games and whether or not even some athletes also will have bets on the games as well.  Maybe even some that are playing in the games.! 
And how many  people who will place the 1st bet they ever make on one of the games and might become an addicted gambler !
It is easier to place a bet today than it is to buy cigarettes or a can of beer on any college campus all over the country.

When you open your local newspaper to the sports pages all over the country you do see lines and point spreads on sporting events.
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Years ago i was on a TV show that Howard Cossell hosted (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? Bobby Knight, Indiana basketball coach, said: "A newspaper who published point spreads should also publish names and addresses of services that render to prostitutes. They practically have the same legality in every one of our states, and I can't see why one is any better than the other" On the same show former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn said: "Anything that encourages gambling on team sports bothers me. We all look hypocritical but than why are we putting up the odds unless we are trying to encourage it" David Stern, NBA commissioner said: "We don't want the weeks' grocery money to be bet on the outcome of a particular sporting event"
The National Gambling Study Commission (1997) said that there are "5 million compulsive gamblers and 15 million at risk in the U.S" Forty eight percent of the people who gamble bet on sports.  That # is much bigger  today 
KIDS TODAY IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ARE using the lines and odds from his local newspaper and uses it to set up a bookmaking operations.
I would like to pose a few questions: 

• Do point spreads in newspapers cause a proliferation of gambling? 

• Do people see point spreads in the newspaper and think it is o k to place a bet? 

• Does the media entice people to gamble? 

• Does the media have any responsibility for the increase in numbers of compulsive gamblers in America? 

• Does the media give the appearance that it promotes and condones gambling?

Get the real scoop: Talk to Arnie Wexler who is one of the nation's leading experts on the subject of compulsive gambling and a recovering compulsive gambler himself, who placed his last bet on April 10, 1968. He has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for the last 50 years. Through the years, Wexler has spoken to more compulsive gamblers than anyone else in America. 

Arnie has spoken to students who gamble in college, day and night. They even gamble during class, and it goes on in high school even in the lunch rooms. According to a Harvard study a few years ago, 4.67 percent of young people have a gambling problem. Experts tell us that the earlier a person starts to gamble, the greater the risk of them becoming a compulsive gambler. In another survey, 96 percent of adult male recovering gamblers stated that they started gambling before the age of 14 .

Arnie is available to speak with you on this subject. 

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Arnie and Sheila Wexler have provided extensive training on Compulsive, Problem and Underage Gambling, to more than 40,000 gaming employees (personnel and executives) and have written Responsible Gaming Programs for major gaming companies. In addition, they have worked with Gaming Boards and Regulators, presented educational workshops nationally and internationally and have provided expert witness testimony. Sheila Wexler is the Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Foundation.

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