Super Bowl creates a problem for compulsive gamblers

Millions of dollars are bet on the big game each year

While many of us will be enjoying the game, it can prove stressful and unhealthy for others.

Millions of dollars are bet on the big game each year, and it can be problematic for many families.

Between the holidays and the fall sports season, many compulsive gamblers often wager more than they can afford, and with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, experts say many see this as their last chance to win big.

“It’s a big deal, you know, it’s the Super Bowl. That excitement alone would bring a renewal of urges or thoughts of gambling again,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor Eddie Luker.

If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, you can always call the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-426-2535.

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