The Rise of Sports Gambling in America
This week, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the North Carolina Tarheels to win the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, a terrific game that featured the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament title game history. This year’s March Madness tournament was also the most heavily wagered in its history, with as many as 17% of Americans betting a total of more than $3 billion on this single event alone. That comes on the heels of the Super Bowl back in February, which saw more than $7.6 billion in wagers placed on that game. Sports gambling is now legal in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia, doubling in just a year, and the rise of sports betting apps has made it easier than ever to place a wager. How should Christians respond to sports gambling, and is it OK for Christians to gamble on anything at all? Joining the Rundown to talk about the rise in sports gambling and the Christian response to it, as well as a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill this week with Big Oil CEOs on price gouging at the pump, is CBN News Reporter Brody Carter.