Despite the fact that the Americans are worried about effects gambling may cause in individuals and families, there is an increase in the people who think that sports betting should be legalized.
The Farleigh Dickinson University conducted a poll that shows that approximately 48% the legalization of sports betting, solely because many people are already engaged in gambling activities.
The total of the adults which got surveyed by the national wide poll was 1019. Nearly 39% of those were opposing to changing the federal law to make sports betting legal. The margin of error is approximately 3.8%.
The poll results came as New Jersey made yet another push to legalize sports betting in their state, which was led by a series of setbacks during the last 8 years.
Respondents gave two of the biggest reasons, why almost half of the citizens nationwide supported the legalization according to the poll. At least 45% of the respondents agree that sports betting should be legal, solely for the reason that many people are already doing it.
Moreover, of course, there were at least 35% of the respondents, who think that it should be legalized, because it will increase the revenue.
On the other hand, there were also people who opposed it, because they were concerned about gambling addiction and also because it may create a potential for organized crime.
Even thou more people are supportive of the legalization of sports betting; it does not prove that they do, in fact, want more casinos. Only 11% want more, as 68% believe that there are enough, and 16 think that we should have less.