NFL Concerned About Gambling Issues

FILE - This Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, shows the NFL logo on the field before an NFL football...
FILE - This Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, shows the NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders in Denver. The NFL has informed teams they could potentially forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday, July 22, 2021, in a memo sent to clubs that was obtained by The Associated Press that the league doesn’t anticipate adding a 19th week to accommodate games that can’t be rescheduled within the 18-week regular season. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)(Jack Dempsey | AP)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The NFL is kicking off a $6.2 million campaign for problem gambling programs across the country. The effort aims to get fans to set limits on their wagers, understand the risks of betting and know where to go for help. The league is partnering with the National Council on Problem Gambling to improve the group’s nationwide help line, create new treatment programs and teach fans who gamble to do so responsibly. Some of it will target people who are too young to legally gamble but may feel tempted to do so. The American Gaming Association says 45 million Americans plan to bet on NFL games this season.

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