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Should sports betting be legal?


Last answered 7 months ago

Sports Betting Poll Results


3,353 votes



1,103 votes


Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.

3 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 18, 2018. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)

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Learn more about Sports Betting

In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may pass laws allowing sports betting. The ruling overturned the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act which was a federal law that banned states from “sponsoring, operating, advertising, promoting, licensing or authorizing” sports gambling. The 1992 law exempted Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana which had sports betting systems or lotteries already in place. The suit brought before the Supreme Court was brought by New Jersey and supported by a group of 18 other states. In order to legalize gambling each state would have to pass their own laws regulating it. Opponents include college sports organizations, including the NCAA, who worry that betting will encourage coaches and athletes to cheat. Proponents argue that betting will bring billions of dollars in tax revenues to state governments who need it to fund major spending liabilities including Medicaid and pensions.  See recent Sports Betting news

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