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Sports that bettors are most likely wager on in the U.S. 2019

The federal ban on sports betting was lifted by the Supreme Court of the United States in May 2018. Since that judgment, many states have legalized sports betting. However, some sports are more popular to bet on than others. When surveyed in April 2019, a year after the reversal of the federal ban, 61 percent of respondents that identified themselves as sports fans stated that they would bet on the National Football League (NFL) - making it the top of the list of the sports and leagues that fans would place a bet on.

Sports with the highest share of sports betting interest in the United States as of April 2019

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

April 2019

Number of respondents

1,055 respondents

Age group

21-64 years

Special properties

respondents were all U.S. sports fans

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as "Which of the following sports might you be interested in placing a bet?"

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