Here’s why legalizing sports gambling was a no-brainer
Hmmm, maybe because the majority wanted it?! From the Review-Journal:
The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37 percent opposed.
“Sports betting is about two things: It is about legalizing what millions of Americans already do every day (and) it is about intensifying the engagement of a nation of sports fans,” said poll director Krista Jenkins, a professor of political science at the New Jersey university. “It will now be a race to see who can benefit the most and the earliest from this changed landscape.”
Supporters say people are doing it anyway (which 57 percent of supporters said), and cite extra tax revenue to states as benefits (52 percent.)
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