Poll: US OK with sports betting, but not Internet

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll shows 51 percent of Americans favor making sports betting legal everywhere, but only 27 percent support Internet gambling.

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping to legalize both forms of gambling.

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping to legalize both forms of gambling. (12/21/12)

TRENTON - A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll shows 51 percent of Americans favor making sports betting legal everywhere, but only 27 percent support Internet gambling.

State lawmakers gave final approval yesterday to an Internet gambling bill. Gov. Chris Christie hasn't indicated whether he'll sign it.

New Jersey is also embroiled in a lawsuit over its plans to offer sports betting next year despite a federal ban on it in all but four states.

AP wire services contributed to this report. 

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