In just over a year after the US Supreme Court legalized sports betting, more and more Americans have begun favoring legalized sports betting in the country.
Two years ago in 2017, a Seton Hall Sports Poll found that only 46 percent of Americans were in favor of legalized sports betting. However, the latest version of the poll shows that now there is about 80 percent of Americans who support legalized sports betting.
“Public acceptance of legalized betting in sports is moving at a rapid pace, likely tied to court approval,” said Rick Gentile, director of the poll, in a statement.
Last year the repeal of (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992) PASPA allowed US states to legalize gambling in their jurisdictions.
The recent polls were conducted between Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. In the latest polls, 55 percent said they were in favor of the existing regulation which allowed states to legalize sports gambling. 25 percent said that they would want to see sports betting legalized in all states.
The poll also revealed that the younger population was more in favor of sports gambling. While 37% of 18- to 29-year-olds were for the legalization of betting on college-level and professional tournaments, only 14 percent of those above 60 years said they favored sports gambling.