Poll: Most Iowans against legal sports betting

Published: Feb. 28, 2019 at 4:26 AM CST
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says most people in Iowa are against legal sports betting within the state, according to a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.

It says more than half of Iowans say they are against legal gambling for professional sports events.

Around 40 percent are in favor of legalizing and the rest say they are unsure.

More people said they were opposed to betting on college games with nearly 70 percent against it.

Just 25 percent of those who responded are in favor of it.

A bill to legalize sports gambling is currently moving through the state legislature.