Ep. 136: Sports Betting Apps

Sports betting has been a long-standing practice, but now that it is legal in 37 states and apps have made it easier than ever to place a bet on your favorite team, it has woven itself into teen culture. In this episode, Kelly discusses the whole scope of the sports betting issue, the apps, the ads, and addiction. And a point that cannot be overlooked – how video games set teens up for problematic gambling.

Also, check out our Brave Parenting Guide to Sports Betting Apps

Articles referenced:

History of Sports Bettting
These are the Real Dangers of the Sports Betting Boom for Young Men
As Legal Gambling Surges, Some States Want to Teach Teens About the Risks
How To Protect Kids From Online Gambling Addiction
Teens are Developing ‘Severe Gambling Problems’ as Online Betting Surges
It’s Like an Addiction – American Teenagers Fall Victim to Online Sports Betting Apps

NCAA Sports Betting Activity Survey April 2023

Scripture Referenced:

Matthew 6:24
Matthew 18:6
Proverbs 22:6
Joshua 1:9


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