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Richard Boyatzis

Weatherhead’s Richard Boyatzis says there are dangers people should know about before gambling on sports

Experts discuss addiction as legalized sports betting kicks off in Ohio
WKYCRichard Boyatzis, Distinguished University Professor at Weatherhead School of Management, said that before Ohioans rush to the ticket window to place bets now that sports gambling is legal in the state, there are some dangers people should know about. “Once you do it as an ordinary habit, you know the way you reach for a cup of coffee in the morning, then you know that it’s not a good sign,” he said. “You start out just going for a little bit of a buzz and then all of the sudden you start to bet more because you want the buzz more. Now, you’re betting or placing bets to be able to feel even.”