September 23, 2014

In a poll conducted last weekend by SI through Marketing & Research Resources, 37 percent of fans said they would support legislation to legalize gambling on the NFL.

The responses -- collected from more than 500 NFL fans, with a margin of error of plus/minus 4.33 percentage points -- reflect changing views about sports betting.

Currently, Nevada is the only state that allows sports betting in totality. The state of New Jersey is also trying to legalize betting behind Gov. Chris Christie. Earlier in the month, the governor said those gambling on sports in New Jersey casinos and racetracks would not be held criminally liable.

The poll also asked participants which activities they have participated in for money in the past two years.

Eighteen percent of people polled said they participated in fantasy football leagues, and 13 percent have played in a pick 'em of survivor pool. Sixteen percent of people said they have bet on a game with a close associate. Others --14 percent -- say they participate in Super Bowl squares boards, and eight percent of people say they bet on a game through a bookie, sports book, or gambling website.

Of the people polled, 63 percent of people said they do not spend money on any of the above.

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Part 3: Views on NFL betting

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37percent of fans would support legislation to legalize gambling on the NFL.

 

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