AGA: 46.6 Million to Bet on NFL This Season

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This week the American Gaming Association issued a report that indicates that about 46.6 million Americans are expected to place a wager on the 2022 NFL season, which kicks off tonight.

The survey asked 2,210 Americans whether or not they plan to place bets on NFL games. The projected number would be 18% of the American adult population, an impressive total. 23 million of those projected will place bets online, up 18% from last year. 10.6 million people would place wagers at retail sportsbooks, which is up 2% from last year.

13% said that they'd use a bookie, but areas in which there isn't any regulated gambling would see bookie use surge by 50%.

92% of respondents said they're aware of responsible gambling tools, with 90% saying they've heard about the tools in the past year. 82% said that responsible gambling programs are effective, and 81% said they believe the industry is committed to encouraging responsible gambling.

Regarding the survey, AGA CEO Bill Miller said, "The sustained interest in NFL wagering reflects the growth and continued maturation of legal sports betting across the country. Consumers clearly want legal sports betting options and understand the regulated industry's foundational commitments to responsibility."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.