The state of Florida has recently legalized sports betting, and this weekend marks the first Super Bowl where it is legal in the state. Floridians like Manny Cuevas are thrilled about the change, as he believes that it is long overdue given all the sports going on. Even non-gamblers like Maurice Jones see the positives in sports betting being legal, noting an increase in visitors during football season and acknowledging that people can now bet on a wide range of sports.
The American Gaming Association anticipates a record 68 million Americans to bet $23.1 billion for Super Bowl 58. For those who are interested in placing bets, they can do so in person at Hard Rock casinos or online through the Hard Rock bet app or website. Manny Cuevas has become a regular sports bettor since it was legalized in Florida, with an uptick in the number of bets placed. However, Maurice Jones personally has no intention of getting involved but mentioned that he participates in fantasy leagues as his closest form of sports betting.
For those struggling with gambling addiction, resources are available. The National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER provides assistance in connecting individuals with local resources. With the legalization of sports betting comes new opportunities for fun and excitement but also potential risks for some individuals. It is important to be aware of these risks and to seek help if needed.