Americans to Wager Over $36 Billion on Major League Baseball This Season

Failing federal sports betting ban fuels more than $35 billion in illegal MLB bets

Infographic | 03.30.2017
Americans to Wager Over $36 Billion on Major League Baseball This Season
Americans to Wager Over $36 Billion on Major League Baseball This Season

American sports fans are poised to wager $36.5 billion on Major League Baseball (MLB) this year, according to an estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) released just days before opening day.

Of the $36.5 billion that will be wagered, $35.4 billion – or 97% – will be placed illegally through illicit offshore websites and sports bookies. Americans wager roughly $154 billion a year on sports illegally due to the 1992 federal prohibition on sports betting.

AmerGamingAssn @AmerGamingAssn

Don't forget to register! Time is running out! ⏰ Collaborate to Innovate is THIS Friday in Vegas. Learn more here:… https://t.co/uTTZaPABUx

December 10, 2018

Sign Up For Updates

Stay up to date on all the latest news from the gaming industry. We promise not to share your contact information or flood your inbox.