Gambling Studies Program

Addiction Experts Fear the Fallout if California Legalizes Sports Betting

California voters will face two ballot propositions this fall aimed at capturing the state’s sports betting market. One would legalize sports betting, but only within existing brick-and-mortar establishments that already offer gambling and at horse-racing venues. The other would legalize online sports betting. Dr. Fong comments on how these measures may worsen the chances of addiction.