ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.

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.

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