Sports Betting & Fantasy Football: Player Trends and Preferences

Sports betting is now legal in more than two dozen states in the United States. Ryan Butler of Sportsline writes that, "Budget shortfalls have many states re-considering sports betting, but more than a dozen will likely never get online sports betting because of political opposition or tribal relationships.

Fantasy football players across the country may be wondering what kind of impact this will have on them and their league. While it is not yet clear how legalized sports betting will affect fantasy football leagues, a few trends can be identified that show what some current fantasy players prefer. 

According to the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, "19% of Americans aged 18+ participate in sports betting. And 19% of Americans aged 18+ participate in fantasy sports. 78% of fantasy sports players bet on sports in 2018. And 75% of sports bettors played fantasy sports in 2018. Their research found that sports bettors and fantasy players over-index on nearly every level of consumption; sports bettors (56%) and fantasy players (57%), for example, use (continue to Bet Sports Online MD...)


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