An overwhelming majority of Americans support the Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the sports betting ban, according to a national survey of registered voters. They are also strongly in favor of legalizing sports betting in their state, according to a national survey of registered voters.
Key findings from the survey include:
- Nearly 8 in 10 Americans support legalizing sports betting in their state.
- 63% of Americans support the Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the sports betting ban.
- 2 in 3 people believe sports betting is best regulated by states and sovereign tribal governments.
- The majority of people oppose the idea leagues getting a cut of wagers on sports, with less than 1 in 4 being in favor.
The survey of Americans’ attitudes towards gaming was conducted on behalf of the American Gaming Association by the Mellman Group in September, 2018 among a national sample of 1,000 registered voters. The interviews were conducted both online and on the phone and the margin of error is +/- 2.9%.
How Much Do Leagues Stand to Gain from Legal Sports Betting?
The four major sports leagues will earn a collective $4.2 billion from widely available legal sports betting.