Florida is set to host its first Super Bowl with legal sports betting this weekend, following changes to its gambling laws. The state’s residents are excited about the opportunity to place bets on their favorite teams and players in person at Hard Rock casinos or online through the Hard Rock bet app and website.
Manny Cuevas, a resident of Florida, feels that it is long overdue for the state to legalize sports betting. He believes that with all the sports going on, now is the perfect time for Florida to allow people to place bets.
Even non-gamblers like Maurice Jones see the positives in sports betting being legal. As the manager of Sneakers Sports Grille, Jones has noticed an increase in visitors during football season, especially since sports betting became legal. People can now bet on a wide range of sports, which he believes will attract even more visitors to his establishment.
The American Gaming Association predicts that 68 million Americans will bet $23.1 billion for Super Bowl 58 this year. Manny Cuevas has become a regular bettor since sports betting was legalized in Florida, placing an uptick in the number of bets he places every week.
For those struggling with gambling addiction, there are resources available. The National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER provides assistance in connecting individuals with local resources. It is important for everyone to be aware of these resources and use them if needed.