Poll: NJ favors legalizing sports betting

    A new poll finds most New Jerseyans are in favor of legalizing sports betting in the state and across the nation.

    They are, however, opposed to internet gambling.

    The Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll finds that 53 percent of the 801 registered voters surveyed believe people should be allowed to bet on sports such as football and basketball.

    A majority also support allowing sports betting at Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.

    Most of those polled favor legalizing sports betting in all states, saying that people bet on games anyway, so the government should tax it.

    Governor Chris Christie isn’t on board, though. He has opposed the idea of legalizing sports betting, and hasn’t yet decided whether to sign recent legislation that would legalize internet gambling.

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