Gambling Council Advice Pre-March Madness

(Clinton, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – With the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments about to begin in earnest, those with the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling are out with a message.

Over $12 billion will be spent over the next several weeks on March Madness and the Council says now’s a good time for parents to have a conversation with their kids.

It says sports betting is most popular with youngsters aged 14 to 22.

About 25-percent of males bet on sports an average of once a month, the Council says.

Gambling Council Acting Executive Director Marlene Warner says they’re encouraging parents to talk to their children about the negative impacts gambling can have.

She says gambling for some is a fun pasttime but for others can turn addictive.

Those with questions an concerns can call (888) 789-7777 or text CTGAMB to 53342.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Hear WTIC Podcasts
At The Box Office

Listen Live