Newark727 wrote:During the MLB playoffs I found the Draftkings' ads' naked appeal to greed to be both distasteful and dishonest. It's also obtuse and hypocritical to keep denying Pete Rose the Hall of Fame for gambling when pushing gambling now makes up about two-thirds of the broadcast.
Betting is of course one of mankind's oldest vices, and I'm not so naive as to think it wouldn't happen without this type of thing. But there's a difference between allowing something and shoving it in the faces of millions of people on primetime TV.
ltbewr wrote:The legalization of online sports gambling has led to a massive proliferation of ads for it by the big casino companies like Ceasers, MGM, and newcomers. They use huge bonus or up front betting credits, expensive attention getting ads with characters like with Ceasers, celebrities, sexy women to get you to bet on their sites. What is not discussed in these ads is the potential destruction of persons, their finances, families from gambling, The 'house' and government will always win, the bettor will never really win in the long term. I fear it will encourage more to become addicted to gambling as 'legal'. To me there should be stronger national regulation of the ads, to including at least part of the ads noting the problems of gambling, the reality of more likely losing than winning, a ban on up front credits/bonuses.
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