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Gaming Organization Expects Over 38 Million to Bet on NFL

Sept. 4, 2019, 5:24 PM

Upward of 15% of the U.S. adult population—38.1 million people—are expected to bet on the upcoming National Football League season, but it’s “too early” to tell what these projections could mean for state tax revenue hauls, according to a new survey.

The American Gaming Association (AGA) in a survey released Sept. 4 estimated that seven million adults are planning to place in-person bets—up from 5.7 million who say they placed a similar bet last year, while the remaining 31.5 million adults are expected to place bets online or with friends and family. AGA CEO Bill Miller told Bloomberg Tax that ...