It’s time to admit America has a gambling problem.
This month marks 10 years since New Jersey launched regulated online casinos. Online sports betting has spread faster than online slots and table games. Nevertheless, the NJ casino launch — on Nov. 21, 2013 — is a significant date in the story of the United States’ gambling problem.
It marks the beginning of an experiment featuring both policy failures and funding successes along the way.
It’s easier than ever to find regulated gambling products. So, more Americans than ever are being exposed to a potentially dangerous pastime. However, states that have expanded online gambling are far ahead in combating problem gambling than states without it.