In Minnesota, where sports betting is illegal, residents turn to unregulated offshore apps, posing risks.
Super Bowl Sunday sees a surge in sports betting, with nearly 70 million adults expected to wager over $23 billion, up from $16 billion in 2023. The Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling advises caution when using platforms like BetUS, Everygame, Bovada, BetOnline, Xbet, BUSR, and MyBookie.
Susan Sheridan Tucker, executive director of MNAPG said:
It’s important that Minnesotans who place bets on sports understand that these off-shore gambling sites are unregulated in the U.S., meaning they may not be secure. The result is players are putting themselves at risk because these predatory sites don’t have player protection measures, plus players have no way of finding out who is handling their money.
To assist families, MNAPG offers a complimentary one-year subscription to Gamban, an app that blocks tens of thousands of gambling and gaming sites on electronic devices.