Politicians may have opposed it for years, but gambling in America is viewed in a positive light by a majority of citizens… and that includes sports betting.

According to data provided by the American Gaming Association, almost 70% of people think that the gaming industry conducts activities responsibly, and those who say the industry is committed to responsible gaming increased by nearly 40% since 2018. Nearly 80% of past-year gamblers are aware of industry-provided responsible gaming resources.

At this time, more than 70% of people in the country see legalized sports betting as a positive thing and are in favor of having the activity regulated in their state, which is a huge change over perceptions of the past. Also, 60% of people surveyed said they believe the industry gives back to the communities in which they operate.

AGA President and CEO, Bill Miller, added “We are a committed, responsible partner and economic driver in communities across the country. Because of this, we’ve risen from the most devastating period in our history and embarked on a record-setting comeback.

“As legal gaming expands to new geographies and verticals, everyone engaged with legal gaming must work together to grow responsibly—our collective success depends on it.”

You can find more information on gambling in America and additional resources when you visit the AGA.