Legalization of sports betting in the USA
The corresponding questions can be risen before the new US president in 2017.
Fairleigh Dickinson University took a poll and it showed 48% of respondents supported the changes of the federal law providing for the legalization of sports betting. 39% were against, the Associated Press reported.
1019 people were noted to participate in the survey. A margin of error is plus / min 3.8%.
45% of those who were in favor of the legalization noted that many people bet regularly already. 39% voted in favor of the initiative as they believe in the growth of the government revenue.
55% of those who were against the initiative claimed about the possible increase of a game addiction in the country. 22% fear that it will give a hand for an organized crime, 16% believe the legalization can increase a sport corruption.
The survey also showed that those who support sports betting are against casinos expansion in the United States. 68% believe the country has enough casinos. 16% of respondents would like to see less casinos in the country and only 11% want the number of such establishments to be increased.
Let us recall that the US gambling legislation will be revised by the US Congress quite soon in order to create a new bill. Congressmen will go through three basic gambling laws: PASPA, Sports Broadcasting Act and the UIGEA.
Sports betting is allowed only in Nevada now. The experts noticed the development of the informal gambling sector in the country.