The Powerball jackpot is now up to $1.9 billion, the largest prize in lottery history. However, with all the fun of the game, there are also very real dangers for some people who struggle with gambling addiction. Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, joins CBS News for more on this.
'You freakin' idiots': Dave Ramsey just blasted US universities for promoting online gambling to students — and reaping millions in fees. Why young people are the perfect prey
At least eight universities have partnered with online sports betting companies, reports The New York Times.
A North Carolina woman gave birth to her daughter and won $100,000 lottery a few hours later: 'I'm so thankful'
"I feel like she brought me my luck," 28-year-old Brenda Gomez Hernandez said, per the NC Education Lottery.
Truist's Barry Jonas upgraded his rating on the casino stock to Buy from Hold, citing roughly 10 events in the city scheduled in the coming year.
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A recent study by The Nielsen Company showed that 46% of American adults (106 million people) have at least some interest in sports betting. Currently there are 35 states that have legalized sports gambling. In the eyes of the IRS, gambling winnings are taxable income.