March Madness Betting
The NCAA tournament is in full swing, but for some gamblers it can be a nightmare. Video by nbc26.comvideo
The NCAA tournament is in full swing, but for some gamblers it can be a nightmare.
Billions of dollars are wagered every year during march madness, and sometimes what may seem like just a friendly bet can lead to an addiction down the road.
February and March are two of the busiest months of the year when it comes to gambling. The college basketball tourney may come at a time when compulsive gamblers are already in trouble.
Betting on matchups is common amongst the fans, but even small bets can lead to gambling problems.
Rose Gruber works with addiction counselors and gets around 1200 calls a month from people with betting issues. She says after the holidays and the Super Bowl is when gambling problems begin to arise.
Setting a dollar limit may keep people from going too far.
It's also important to make sure you stick to a time limit when it comes to gambling. Treat it as entertainment and treat your losses as the cost of having fun.