– Field hockey Feed (@HockeyFeedHF) May 10, 2023
Over the past few years, the sports betting phenomenon has been gaining momentum. Across North America, more and more companies are launching betting platforms, and not all of them are legal. In fact, in Quebec, Mise-O-Jeu (a division of Loto-Québec) is supposed to manage the whole operation.
And that’s clearly dangerous. After all, constant overexposure to betting ads (which are a form of gambling) leads people to do more of it. And because it’s so addictive, it can quickly become a slippery slope.
That’s why a group led by P.K. Subban’s father, Karl, has made it their mission to tackle this phenomenon.
That’s absolutely enormous.
According to the group, the ads are directed at a young audience who are particularly prone to not knowing how to gamble responsibly. Putting sports stars (Connor McDavid, Wayne Gretzky and Auston Matthews, for example) front and center clearly doesn’t help.
“I think gambling might not slow them down. It might just stop them in their tracks.”
Karl Subban, father of ex-NHL star P. K. Subban, explains to @VassyKapelos why he’s trying to get gambling ads banned from NHL games.
“They have quite a powerful influence over young people.” pic.twitter.com/7Wc7t2WKuP
– The Vassy Kapelos Show (@VassKapelosShow) May 11, 2023
And in fact, the group’s argument holds up. The issue isn’t to stop sports betting, but to stop constantly overexposing people to something with real risks.
We’ll see if the actions of the group led by Subban have an impact, and I sincerely hope they do. Sports betting addiction can get out of hand and lead to dangerous situations, after all.
– After being eliminated in last year’s final (by Kaiden Guhle and his team), Jared Davidson wants to taste victory this year.
Good interview with #Habs prospect Jared Davidson, who feels he has some unfinished business in his final WHL playoff series after losing to Guhle and the Oil Kings in last year’s WHL final: https://t.co/rjeTvSL1gy
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) May 11, 2023
– Great read.
Busy morning, eh? Yeah, same.
My story on Carter Hart’s stellar 2022-23 season, despite everything working against him. https://t.co/j7HLZ4Fmsa
– Ryan Quigley (@ryanquigz) May 11, 2023
– Aaron Judge’s return will do us good.
Still, hitting coach Dillon Lawson isn’t worried. https://t.co/MgSF0p1o0y
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) May 11, 2023
Giannis Antetokounmpo was voted unanimously onto the first team. https://t.co/ha3ItSAulS
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) May 11, 2023
– Djokovic is reassuring.