BBB of Nebraska cautions sports bettors ahead of Super Bowl

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nearly 47 million people placed a bet during the football season, the American Gaming Association reported.

And ahead of the Super Bowl, the Better Business Bureau of Nebraska says those who plan to gamble should do so responsibly.

“Get familiar with some of the available information that you have at your disposal before you ultimately place a bet,” spokesman Josh Planos said. “Understand the terminology and get a sense for what kind of landscape it is.”

Planos says betting sites like FanDuel and Draft Kings don’t tell users how difficult it is to withdraw winnings.

“If you treat it like it’s going to be a credit card, or if you treat it like it’s a bank account when you withdraw the funds, you’re going to have a sore experience,” he said. “There is a delay.”

Bettors should also be aware of scammers ahead of the game on Feb. 12, Planos said.

“It is both that you are betting on a game and an outcome of a sporting event, but you’re also doing business with a company that’s processing those bets,” he said.

Planos said there are some resources to help bettors stop before they hit their limit.

“The International Center for Responsible Gaming has kind of a framework to consider when you’re establishing what’s considered an acceptable loss before you start gambling,” he said. “Knowing that you should stop at a certain point is critical.”

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