KENNEWICK, Wash. -- State officials say that the Super Bowl poses a huge problem for many regular gamblers.
Many make a bet online or get involved in an office pool. The problem is, because of the hype and attention the Super Bowl gets, many people bet more to make up for their losses earlier in the year. State officials say there are many things you can do to keep your gambling under control.
They say not to bet with gambling money and to not use gambling to relieve stress or depression.
Sports pools are illegal in Washington. Officials say that if you still bet, limit the amount of money you are going to spend before you start betting. If you need help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-547-6133.