Is Sports Gaming a slam dunk in MA?

GAMING

Legalizing sports gaming in MA is not a slam dunk, a low slow curve, or just an extra point. No surprise, where are the casino’s? After all, who in vote rich suburbia really wants their child to graduate and become a dealer? Hell, they don’t even want it for someone else’s kid.

However, there is some room for the pro gaming forces as the Democrats seem unsure if its good, revenue, or bad, regressive. As for fantasy on line sports gaming 27% are already there, mostly Millennials, but they may not be big enough to get it on anyone’s agenda, until the recession.

IN A GENERAL IN OCTOBER 18

The Supreme Court in May overturned a law prohibiting states from legalizing sports gambling. How strongly would you support Massachusetts legalizing sports gambling? Source – 10/18 MPG state general

 

All Voters                                                                  R’s      D’s      I’s

Very                                                   31%                 42%    30%    29%

Somewhat                                          20%    51%       18%    15%    23%

Not very                                             26%    49%      16%    29%    27%

Not at all                                            23%                23%    25%    22%

 

IN A D-PRIMARY IN APRIL 19

Would you support or oppose legalizing sports gambling in Massachusetts?  4/19 Emerson state D-primary 

 

Support          Oppose          DK

45%                31%                25%

 

IN A GENERAL IN OCTOBER 18

Do you play, have you played or would you play fantasy sports online for money?   10/18 MPG state general  

 

I play now                                          9%

I have played                                     6%

I may play someday                         12%

I’m not likely to ever play                46%

I’m never likely to ever play            27%