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Frequency of U.S. adults betting on sports before COVID-19 pandemic as of April 2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, sports leagues all across the globe have been put on pause. As a result, the sports betting market has also faced difficulties. According to the survey, five percent of respondents in the United States would bet on professional or college level sports in the U.S. at least once a week before the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, nine percent of respondents would bet on sports at least once a month.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) began, how often did you bet money on professional or college sporting events?

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

April 16-20, 2020

Number of respondents

4,400 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Question was phrased by source as:
"As you may know, there are many ways to bet money, such as through a website, in person, as part of a fantasy league and with your friends or family. Before the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) began, about how often did you bet money on each of the following activities? Professional or college sporting events"

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