MARCH MADNESS the most gambled on event of the year.

MARCH MADNESS the most gambled  on event of the year.
If you are doing a story on the tournament, you might want to look at betting on this event and the issue of compulsive gambling.
 How many people have started a gambling addiction by making there 1st bet on the NCAA march madness games ?
How many athletes will place a bet on a game also.                                                      Maybe even some that are playing in the games.!
Who knows how many college students are going to bet on these games ? And how many who will place the 1st bet they ever make on one of the games and might become an addicted gambler ! 
 According to a Harvard study a few years ago, 4.67 percent of young people have a gambling problem. Experts tell us that the earlier a person starts to gamble, the greater the risk of them becoming a compulsive gambler. In another survey, 96 percent of adult male recovering gamblers stated that they started gambling before the age of 14 .
Arnie Wexler said “It is easier to gamble than it is to buy cigarettes or a can of beer on college campuses all over the country.” 
“The NCAA and the media are part of the problem,” Wexler said. “…A couple years back the NCAA said it wouldn’t credential any newspaper that carries the lines and odds. In two or three weeks that story went away very quickly because the NCAA knew they wouldn’t get the hype” for its NCAA basketball tournament if it started banning media from coverage. 
When you open your local newspaper to the sports pages all over the country you do see lines and point spreads on sporting events.
The N C A A should have enough clout to stop something like this on 
N C A A games—– if they wanted to !! . But why would they want to. 
You would  think the responsible thing to do would be for newspapers to carry a 

public service message  like  ===

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 The National Gambling Study Commission said that there are “5 million compulsive gamblers and 15 million at risk in U.S.”. Forty eight percent of the people who gamble, bet on sports. 
Some years ago, Arnie was on a TV show with Howard Cossell (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? Bobby Knight, Indiana University basketball coach at the time, said: “A newspaper which published point spreads should also publish names and addresses of services that render to prostitutes. They practically have the same legality in every one of our states, and I can’t see why one is any better than the other” On the same show, former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn said: “Anything that encourages gambling on team sports bothers me. We all look hypocritical. But then why are we putting up the odds unless we are trying to encourage it?” David Stern, NBA commissioner said: “We don’t want the week’s grocery money to be bet on the outcome of our games.”   Now they say just give us a piece of the action.


FROM THE BOOK MONEY PLAYERS DAYS AND NIGHTS INSIDE THE NBA 

BY ARMEN KETEYIAN AND HARVEY ARATON 

ARNIE WEXLER IS QUOTED SAYING ON A NCAA PANEL IN NYC MARCH 96 CALLED “GAMBLING AND COLLEGE SPORTS” 

“THE GAMBLING IS GOING ON THE NEXT GENERAL THING THATS GOING TO HAPPEN IS A MAJOR POINT SHAVING SCANDAL ITS JUST AROUND THE CORNER GUYS AND WHEN IT HAPPENS YOU ARE GOING TO SEE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS SAY HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN IN OUR SCHOOL” 

THE NCAA LET ME WRITE 4 ARTICLES ON GAMBLING ADDICTION OVER THE YEARS FOR THE NCAA NEWS. AND I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN 1 CALL FROM A COLLEGE ADMINISTRATOR ,COACH,OR A. D. BUT MANY CALLS FROM STUDENTS WHO WANTED HELP.

Get the real scoop: Talk to Arnie Wexler who is one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of compulsive gambling and a recovering compulsive gambler himself, who placed his last bet on April 10, 1968. He has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for the last 48 years. Through the years, Wexler has spoken to more compulsive gamblers than anyone else in America. 
Arnie is available to speak with you on this subject. 
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