What do you like about betting on sports?

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Share of respondents
It makes the sport more interesting to me 45%
I like to have a little side-game while watching the main sport event 38%
It Is a good way to compete with friends or colleagues 34%
I like the excitement and thrill of betting 29%
I like to deal with risk 15%
I like to use my sport knowledge for something 14%
It’s kind of a ritual for me and my friends/colleagues 12%
Don't know 9%

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This statistic shows the distribution of reasons why U.S. consumers like betting on sports in 2017 according to a Statista survey. 45 percent of survey respondents said it makes the sport more interesting to them.
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Release date
January 2017
United States
Survey time period
January 6 - 14, 2017
Number of respondents
568 respondents
Age group
18 to 69 years
Special properties
Have placed a sports bet in the past
Method of interview
Online survey

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