Super Bowl gambling up 11%

Super Bowl-related gambling is expected to be higher than last year.

Americans are expected to bet close to $5 billion dollars on Super Bowl 51

That’s a jump of 11 percent from last year.

Experts say nearly 97 percent of bets are illegally placed.

Gambling Addiction experts say gambling can be fun but must be done within reason.

“It’s when it turns into more problematic behavior. If its gambling to get rid of anxiety or to deal with stress. Gambling while under the influence of other substance can be very problematic because you’re able to set limits at that point in time or you’re not making good judgment,” said Casey Bablitch, a counselor at Gundersen.

Experts say you should always set limits when doing any sort of gambling.