Frequency of sports betting since lockdown due to COVID-19 in U.S. as of April 2020

The sports betting industry in the United States is one of many industries to feel the effects of the social distancing measures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the source, 30 percent of respondents in the United States have been betting less often on professional or college sporting events as a result of the pandemic. Comparatively, three percent have been betting on sports more often.

Would you say you’re betting more or less on professional or college sporting events since the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) spread to the U.S. and social distancing measures began in March 2020?

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

April 16-20, 2020

Number of respondents

1,870 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Question was phrased by source as:
"And specifically, are you betting money on each of the following activities more or less often amid the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus)? Professional or college sporting events"

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