Gambling Studies Program

Sports betting continues to expand in the US


The arraignment of Ippei Mizuhara, a former interpreter for Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani, will be held on the 9th of next month. We covered the reality of gambling addiction due to sports betting, which the suspect Mizuhara allegedly confided in.

Chuck Mr./Ms. Mr./Ms. math teacher in the United States.

Mr./Ms. Chuck “I used to live for gambling” He started gambling at the age of 18 and became addicted to sports betting after sports betting was legalized in New York State, where he lived at the time.

He says that he personally analyzed the trends of various sports such as American football and baseball and made bets. In particular, I was excited to watch the game at the ballpark and bet on the outcome of the next batter in real time on my smartphone.

Mr./Ms. Chuck: “I thought sports betting wasn’t about luck,” and two years ago. I lost about 30 million yen to gambling and recognized it as an addiction.

Mr./Ms. Chuck: “I wasn’t actually competing in sports, I was just looking at the betting numbers,” Chuck said, moving to California, where sports betting is banned, and continuing treatment.

In the United States, it is currently up to each state to decide whether sports betting can be done, and it is legal in 38 of the 50 states and in the capital Washington.

According to advocacy groups for addicts, about 1% of U.S. adults, or 2.5 million people, are estimated to be severely addicted, according to experts warn that the number will rise.

Timothy Fong, Professor at the University of California, Los Ms. Zels, Head of Gambling Addiction Treatment Program: “College students who had to go to Las Vegas 10 years ago to bet on sports can now do it 24 hours a day in their rooms.

As a condition of his release, he was asked to undergo a treatment program for his addiction. What exactly will be said in the trial that proceeds in parallel with the treatment? The arraignment is scheduled for the 9th of next month.