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While the NFL has remained totally against legalizing sports betting across the United States, football fans seem to believe it's time for a change.
Research released Wednesday by the American Gaming Association found that 80 percent of people polled who said they expect to watch Super Bowl 50 want to change the current sports betting laws in the U.S., and 66 percent believe states should have the choice of whether to offer sports betting.
The big issue that comes into play is who is allowed to place bets. Can someone who is loosely involved in a franchise be allowed to place a bet?
For decades, the NFL and other major professional sports leagues have opposed sports betting, fearing that it might damage the integrity of the games. In 2014, Adam Silver and the NBA changed their stance on the issue and supports legalized gambling.
But for now, thanks to a 24-year-old federal law, betting on sports remains illegal in the vast majority of states.

Should sports betting be legal across the United States?

@rodneyyoung I think that's why Fantasy sports has taken off so much. The chance to connect and compete with ppl across the globe grabs a lot of ppl
@mchlyang absolutely! I think it's more about "appearing" wholesome than anything else. Yet the same people who are barking about that are betting on the side! XD
@ButterflyBlu Yeah....and honestly, if it is regulated and monitored heavily, I don't see why it should be illegal ya know haha
I think it should be legal, but also heavily regulated and monitored so match fixing never happens in the world of professional sports.
I think making betting legal will have its biggest Impact on basketball and football. It will be hard to monitor but the Leagues will have to dedicate a lot of money to make sure it stays clean
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