Even one bracket may hurt: March Madness betting can lead to gambling addiction

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 4, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Diabolical even. The devil made me do it, because I have no self-control!

  • jayruss NOVA, VA
    April 4, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    "How many people on government assistance (footstamps, and the like) are involved in hardcore gambling and lotteries?"

    --42,325 people, any other questions?

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    April 4, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    Office pools on the so-called March Madness activity is completely out of hand. When I was working it occupied the time and conversation to the exclusion of doing the work employees are paid to do. That is my objection to it. People who are compelled to gamble are already off the charts. This small time thing of innocuous penny anty pool thing is not the gambling or leading these people to bigger stakes associated with cards, dice, or whatever. These activities are over the top and leads to financial distress for many people. Add to it the lotteries, which I think are diabolical, particularly for those who cannot afford it. How many people on government assistance (footstamps, and the like) are involved in hardcore gambling and lotteries?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    More stone throwing from glass houses.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    April 4, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    Better stop the betting pools in the Church office building.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    April 4, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    Surprisingly, everyone with lung cancer has breathed air, most everyone that has kids has had sex, and most people that have drowned have had a bath at some point in their life. Go figure!

    The Bracket is a lot of fun and builds office comrodery. In our office the company provides prizes to the winners and the biggest loser so that "gambling" is not involved.

  • Brett Tucker, GA
    April 4, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    Similarly, all car accidents would be avoided if people never drove a car for the first time.

    Dumbest article ever.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    April 4, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    Oh No! Now is there going to be a link from the LDS Church website to a "Women Against March Madness" site?

    Please say it isn't so!