With the NFL season now in full swing we can bet that many of you have some money riding on it. Of course that’s as long as you’re not in the country where the games are played – the USA. Well most of it. This was the gospel truth until New Jersey started trying to change things and stand alongside the likes of Nevada and Delaware as one of the places you can bet.
The sports leagues are understandably irked that bets could even dream of taking place in a state where there teams play and we currently find ourselves embroiled in one of those most American of things – a lawsuit. To coincide with this, and just ahead of the presidential elections, we decided to ask you, the reader, ‘How long will we wait for US online sports betting regulation that spreads nationwide?’
It seems you guys are a optimistic bunch and as a result last place went to 20+years with 7 percent.
Next up with just 13 percent of the vote came Not In Our Lifetime.
Close behind came 10-20 years with 16 percent.
The leaders were neck and neck for much of the week and missing out on top spot by a mere two percent was Within Five Years with 31 percent.
That means that 33 percent of you, the majority, think that regulation will take place within 5-10 years.
As a date the 5-10 year mark is one that we can concur with and even saying that the chances of sports betting spreading nationwide will depend on both PASPA being repealed and who wins in New Jersey between the state bodies and sports leagues.
This week, continuing with the US theme we turn our attentions to the regulation of gambling as a whole and pose the question ‘Who should have ultimate responsibility for online gambling in the USA?’ The three options are the feds, the states or the tribes.