Plurality approves of single game betting

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Plurality approves of single game betting

Approval down in past 4 years

TORONTO March 26th - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1225 randomly selected Ontario voters, the plurality, close to 4-in-10, approve of single game betting (as opposed to three game betting allowed now - 37%), just more than a quarter disapprove (28%) and more than a third don’t know enough to form an opinion (35%). This stands in contrast to September, 2012, when more favoured the idea (43%), and sharply fewer opposed it (26%). Those most in favour of the idea tend to be the youngest (45%), males (47%), the very wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 52%), in the Toronto 905 area code (40%), among New Democrats (44%), those with kids under 18 in the household (42%) and among college or university grads (42%).

Single game betting is the Grail of sports wagering, and it interests those interested in sport, such as young males with disposable income. However, the external pressures game wagering would bring to professional sports teams may be more trouble than the action is worth," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.