Gambling Studies Program

Why Losing at Fantasy Football Can Actually Ruin Your Week

Dr. Fong interviewed with Vice about the psychological effects of fantasy sports. Fantasy players often experience a high when their team is doing well and a low when their team fails. These intense experiences keep people signing up every season. As Dr. Fong discussed in the article, this ‘pathological wanting’ can be seen in gambling addicts as well which is why fantasy sports may provide a dangerous lure to problem gamblers.