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Americans’ Participation in Sports Pools

An estimated 54 million people, or nearly one-quarter of American adults, participated in a pool in 2017
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Americans’ Participation in Sports Pools

March 8, 2018

In early 2018, the AGA surveyed adults to examine the pervasiveness of paid-entry sports betting pools in America. Our research asked participants if they had participated in any of several possible types of paid-entry pools including a squares or grid pool, a bracket competition, a pick ’em pool, a survivor or Calcutta pool, or a cash-based fantasy sports pool. Participation in pools generally, and in NCAA basketball in particular, is widespread.