Jan 12, 2023

FinCap Friday: Teenagers Making Wagers

If you've seen more of your students partaking in sports betting on their phones and tablets, you're not alone! A 2018 Supreme Court decision to remove the federal ban on sports betting led to over 36 states making this a legal practice which means more and more young people are being exposed to gambling apps. We're not talking about games and apps that have gambling-like features mimicking the casino, such as spinning roulette wheels and slot machines - Nope! We're talking about teens placing real bets via apps like Draft Kings and Fan Duel. Tune into this week's episode of FinCap Friday below to learn more about how serious this issue is and which state chose to do something about it right inside of public schools: 

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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