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Seton Hall University Poll: 63% of Americans Want Sportsbetting Legalised

A poll released this week by Seton Hall University revealed that nearly 2 out of 3 American citizens believe that sportsbetting should be legal throughout the United States.

The poll shows that 63% of respondents feel that sportsbetting should be legalised in the United States, with 68% of those in support feeling that state governments should regulate the activity, as opposed to 21% wanting federal regulation. The poll also had several humorous questions asked, including which of the presidential candidates would have the best chance of leading a team to the Final Four in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Surprisingly, 27% voters selected Donald Trump to lead their team, while Bernie Sanders had 17%, and Hillary Clinton was third with 16%.

The Seton Hall poll was run between March 21-23, and surveyed 681 adults throughout the United States. The poll was conducted by the Sharkey Institute.

Sportsbetting has been a hot topic lately in the United States, as the state of New Jersey is attempting to legalise and regulate the activity within their borders, and other states are eyeing the possibility as a means to raise tax revenues.

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19 April 2016 - 6:30pm

Since when sportsbetting is illegal in USA? Confused Ï was in USA last year and I played on online sportsbetting websites, and i never heard something about this

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20 April 2016 - 6:45am

It is only legal in certain states - Nevada, Delaware and maybe a couple of others.

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21 April 2016 - 9:19pm

It's legal in four states, Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana
I'm not surprised by these numbers at all, in fact it's a huge percent when we know how many conservative people and organizations are against legalizing of the sportsbetting. I don't think in sportsbetting has less skills involved than playing roulette for example or Virtual sports so it's ridiculous for me.