A recent study of more than 2,000 American sports bettors gave the green light to further the expansion of sports betting while providing interesting insights into how sports betting can differ from our European counterparts. The study, commissioned by the clearinghouse for online legal sports betting, us-bookies.com, sought to gauge American players’ perspectives on a range of issues both serious and fun. Data sets were broken down by gender, age, employment status, income, marital status and race/ethnicity.
It was reported that 42 percent of those surveyed expressed satisfaction that sports betting had spread to Pennsylvania and a fervent hope that New York and other states follow suit. Twelve percent expressed dissatisfaction over the spread of sports betting while only 1 percent stated that – despite having licensed and regulated sports betting available, they would still place bets with their illegal neighborhood bookmaker.