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By Marc Lawrence — New Playbook Expert Dennis Stagliano says that sports betting is exploding throughout the US as more states legalize sports betting. Check out these stats…

Betting on sports has increased from 63% to 79% among Americans in just 12 months. One in 5 men say they bet on sports; only 7% of women say they actively participate in sports betting.

Football is by far the most popular sport bet in the US, followed in order by basketball, horse racing, boring baseball, and boring soccer.

Yes, sports betting in the US is exploding. More people are betting, and support for the industry is very good. And statistics and studies that support the popularity.

According to the American Gaming Association (AGA) and a study conducted by the Mellman Group, 79% of Americans support the full legalization of sports betting in the United States (2019).

Compare that with the same study from the previous year when that figure was 63%.

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