Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll Finds Half of Americans Approve of Legal Sports Betting

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A new poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.

The poll was conducted shortly before the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey to strike down the ban on sports betting in all but four states.

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According to the results, 50 percent of Americans favor sports betting because of the extra tax benefits states could see, while 37 percent said they oppose sports betting out of fear it will lead to more people with gambling addictions.

The Supreme Court's ruling will now allow individual states to pass laws legalizing sports betting.

But a big unanswered question is whether the sports leagues will be able to force gambling companies or states to share part of the proceeds with them.

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