I am a basketball junkie, I enjoy watching it, playing it and coaching it. March means the NCAA tournament and basketball all day long for a while, so it makes me quite happy.
However, what worries me is the amount of betting and wagering on these games. I haven’t found an article yet but I’d be curious to see what the estimates are for how much is being wagered on the NCAA tournament, I would bet it is in the Hundreds of Millions at the end of it all. If you want to spend $5 on an office pool, I guess I am not going to give you a lot of grief, but remember you are making a decision to give that money away!
I grow weary standing on this soapbox about squandering your hard earned money on betting, lotteries and gambling in general. You worked hard for this money, do you really want to just blow it and ruin watching a great basketball game because you put a bet on it? Every time I have wagered on a game, I find I lose track of the game and worry more about my “bet”. What is the point of watching the game then? I’ll get off my soapbox now.
Don’t ruin watching exciting basketball games by putting a bet on them!