Bettors warn of the dangers of sports betting


Big odds, big addictions, big debts. Bettors warn of the dangers of sports betting.

Bettors warn of the dangers of sports betting

Big odds, big addictions, big debts. Bettors warn of the dangers of sports betting.

Behind sports betting, the addiction trap

Earning a lot of money effortlessly is what many sports betting sites do. It is notably by means of particularly aggressive advertising that giants like BetClic are attracting more and more punters. These advertisements are aimed at a very specific audience: young urbanites from working-class neighborhoods. For that, they take up their codes, but also many clichés.

NoBetNoDette: a hashtag to denounce these methods

On social networks, the #NoBetNoDette denounces the hypervisibility of these sports betting sites. Many Internet users and supporters also warn against the risks of addiction. Jérémy, young active and followed by an addictologist testifies: « Before betting, my games were much more intense than now where I am constantly there, watching my bet.”Jérémy is 19 years old, he started sports betting at 14 years old. At first, he went to a tobacco shop, but the arrival of applications made it easier for him. Jérémy adds: “For me, I’m still addicted, we’re just working on it and it will come in time.

According to the National Gaming Authority, 70% of online punters are under 35, and football accounts for 64% of stakes.

06/19/2021 6:29 PM

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