“Times have changed…I believe sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated.”

– NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

 

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80% of Super Bowl Viewers Say: Change Sports Betting Law

New research shows that football fans view sports betting as legitimate entertainment, despite a federal prohibition on sports betting in nearly every state. The research released by the American Gaming Association finds that among football fans who watch at least one NFL game a week, 50% have bet on a game in the last 12 months and 70% say they are more likely to watch a game if they've placed a bet.  Most fans – 53% – agree that betting makes the game more enjoyable.


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Why does federal law prohibit sports betting in nearly every state? Why is the status quo impossible to maintain? How big is the illegal sports betting market?


 

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