Restless Minds Wonder If Gambling Is Worth the Bet

Sports betting became legal in Arizona just after Labor Day. Most people in Sun Lakes are old enough to remember that if you wanted to bet legally, you had to go to either Nevada, Atlantic City, or a horse track.

Now, gambling is everywhere. The Restless Minds discussion group will look at the pluses and minuses of this increasingly popular activity at its November in-person meeting.

It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts and Crafts Center. Participants are asked to be fully vaccinated or wear a mask during the discussion.

Restless Minds is a once-monthly discussion group available to all people with open, inquisitive minds. There is no organization to join or fees to pay. Just show up and participate. Those who wish to be included on the monthly email notification list should send an email to [email protected].

First came lotteries and casinos. Now sports betting is the latest way to gamble. It provides a revenue source for governments, but are there hidden dangers for individual families or society in general? Or is it just another source of entertainment?

Sports betting is catching on fast in Arizona. In its first day of legalized betting, which coincided with the start of the professional football season, Arizona had more online wagering than states like Michigan, Colorado, and Tennessee where sports betting is well-established, a major betting concern told the Associated Press.

If you want additional information about Restless Minds, contact Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed at 480-883-7410.