Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Don’t Gamble Your Life or Livelihood Away with Poor Choices

Super Bowl Sunday — a time to gather with friends and family for one of the most watched games of the year. It's also one of the most dangerous times on Minnesota roads and one of the biggest days of the year for illegal gambling. 


Each year, an average of 164 people are arrested for drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, averaging out to nearly four per hour, similar to New Year's Eve and Thanksgiving.

New Year's Eve (3.9/hour)
Super Bowl (3.7/hour)
Thanksgiving (3.7/hour)

The party atmosphere can include millions of Americans making a friendly wager or spending money on a football board square or football numbers as they take in the game. Illegal betting can cost an establishment its liquor or charitable gambling license.    

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