This weekend (Sunday, February 7, 2020) is football’s Big Game, one of the most celebrated sports events of the year. It’s also one of the biggest sports events for placing a bet. This year, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA) an estimated 23.2 million people in the U.S. will wager around $4.3 billion on this year’s game. A record 7.6 million people will bet with an online sportsbook, according to the AGA survey.
The Big Game is traditionally a great time to have fun with family and friends. This year with pandemic restrictions in place, Big Game party gatherings will certainly look a bit different, with many going virtual or sized down. But even with cautious guidelines in place, for some the partying, drinking and gambling can get out of control, causing stress to the individual, to family and friends.