Last week we wrote that Arkansas’ new casinos now offer sports betting.
On Tuesday KUAR reported that Arkansans wagered more than $705,000 on the Super Bowl alone this year.
As we’ve said before, sports betting poses a real threat to sports leagues — especially at colleges and universities.
It threatens to undermine the integrity of athletic programs.
All told, Arkansans have wagered approximately $11.5 million on sporting events since last summer, according to KUAR.
In other words, casino gambling and sports betting are pulling millions of dollars out of Arkansas’ economy.