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Responsible Betting is a Priority for The World Cup

by Global Payments Gaming Team / November 29, 2022

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup well underway, many people are tuning in to watch one of the largest global sporting events in the world. More eyes on the games mean more opportunities for betting to occur. Sports betting can enhance the viewing experience, but it’s important to maintain safe and responsible betting practices as the legality of the industry continues to widen.

According to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) inaugural survey on World Cup wagering, 20.5 million American adults plan to bet a total of $1.8 billion on the tournament. Now that more than half of American adults can legally place sports wagers in their home states, more Americans than ever before will wager on the World Cup.

The methods through which people place bets are also rapidly evolving and ever-changing. 9.8 million (48%) people plan to place their bets online, followed by 6 million (29%) who plan to place casual bets with friends, followed by another 4.7 million (23%) who use physical casino sportsbooks to place their bets.

“As the first World Cup with widespread availability of legal sports betting, this will certainly be the most bet-upon soccer event ever in the U.S.,” said AGA Senior Vice President Casey Clark. “With more than half of all American adults having access to legal betting options in their home market, legal sports betting will deepen American fan engagement in the most-watched sporting event in the world.”

As legal sports betting continues to grow, there is an emphasis on responsible gaming education and a focus on betting in a safe manner. Global Payments Gaming Solutions aims to utilize industry advancements to ensure the health of the industry for businesses and patrons.

VIP Mobility™, the pioneer of true cashless gaming, allows for a better gaming experience while simultaneously enabling a more responsible version of gaming. Enhanced measures such as configurable spending limits, pre-set cooling-off periods, self-exclusion and fraud detection are just some of the many ways in which VIP Mobility advances the fun and safety of gaming.

Click here to learn how Global Payments Gaming Solutions’ commitment to responsible gaming is improving sports betting.

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