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Survey Finds that Americans Like Their Sports Betting Plain, Simple and Regulated

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American Punters’ Perspectives Show That They are Ready to Wager

 

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.

 

Demand for Licensed and Regulated Sports Betting

Not surprisingly, 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 one percent stated that – despite having licensed and regulated sports betting available, they would still place bets with their illegal neighborhood bookmaker.

“This survey illustrates that Americans are serious about sports betting and ready to place their wagers,” said Alex Donohue, Industry Expert at us-bookies.com. “While European punters are willing to wager on current events, the weather and just about anything else, the American perspective is to stick to business and focus on sports.”

 

Little Interest in Betting on Political Events

Almost 65 percent of those surveyed indicated a distaste for betting on political events and that betting on politics should remain illegal.

 

It’s Not All About Super Bowl Wagers

Americans tended to take a conservative view of Super Bowl wagers with 38 percent stating that they would probably not bet on the game. For those who indicated an interest in putting money on the game, average wager amounts ranged between ten and 100 dollars.

Launched in 2017, us-bookies.com is an online clearinghouse that directs each player to licensed and regulated betting sites according to the state in which they reside. Staffed by gaming professionals, the site ensures that players place wagers safely and legally while providing them with the latest wagering information provided by professional oddsmakers, sports writers and more.

 

About us-bookies.com:

us-bookies.com provides American betting and gambling enthusiasts a source of reliable information in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports betting. The platform is staffed by experienced gaming experts who are passionate about sports and technology.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Caesars becomes the official casino for the NFL

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Caesars Entertainment signed on as the official casino for the National Football League (NFL). But the deal has some significant shortcomings, so its value is much less than the rest of the jewels snagged by MGM Resorts , which has partnered with professional baseball, basketball, and hockey.

The deal between Caesars and the NFL gives it some opportunities, but because the football league cannot get past its opposition to sports gambling generally, it diminishes the potential.

Starting with the 2019 NFL playoffs, Caesars will have the right to use NFL trademarks, like the logo and the words “Super Bowl,” to promote its casinos and properties here and abroad to create “unique experiences” for fans.

The agreement only names Caesar’s the league’s official casino and specifically excludes sports betting, daily fantasy football leagues, and non-casino hotels and resorts. As a result, Caesar’s cannot use NFL trademarks to promote its sportsbooks. Since sports betting — and arguably fantasy football, too — are where the real potential is, Caesars is basically just getting the chance to advertise its casinos at games and related events.

Caesars’ deal is much less than what MGM Resorts has secured through its agreements with the other sports leagues. They allow MGM to use official league branding with both its casinos and its digital sports-betting operations.

 

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Delaware continued it’s strong performance in December

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Delaware shows another strong performance on legalised sports betting in December. An increase in stakes on its online gaming market pushed annual revenue for the sector up 8 per cent year-on-year.

Net proceeds from legal sports betting amounted to $2.2m last month, up from $1.1m in November. This was mainly down to players winning less in December, with the $13.6m.

Delaware Park remains the main source of sports betting income for Delaware, with revenue in December amounting to $1.5m, from handle of $10.8m. Since launching legal sports betting on June 24, Delaware has generated revenue of $8.9m in total, with punters staking $87.0m.

There is good news for Delaware’s struggling online gaming market after a strong performance in December helped push full-year revenue to $2.6m, up by 8 per cent on $2.4m in 2017.

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NBA to change gambling policies

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Mark Tatum, NBA COO and Deputy Commissioner, has revealed that the league is preparing to double down their policies, as legalised sports betting expands in the United States. The COO said that the ruling brings extra resources to the table to prevent in-house infractions.

“We’re spending a lot of time learning from the mistakes that were made and what we’re seeing in sports betting in places around the world. We’re trying to educate our fans. We’re educating our players and our teams. We’re taking a little bit of a cautious approach here… but generally, we think it’s a good thing for sports betting to be regulated, to be legalised, so there is better information being captured,” said Tatum.

Tatum said that how the soccer league from the UK manages a balance between revenue and responsibility has been observed.

“That really helped inform some of our thoughts on how sports betting could work in the United States. We’re seeing a large shift now and a change in the landscape of sports betting in the US” Tatum said. “We’ve gone to school on them. We’ve actually shared a lot of information with them and have a great partnership with them.”

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