A Seton Hall poll implies that the NFL’s apprehensions of enabling a franchise to call vegas house are more than warranted.
NFL players and refs might be more susceptible to placing economic bets on the games they participate in, a new seton hall poll concludes.
The Seton Hall Sports Poll, conducted under the university’s Stillman School of Business, claims a recent survey found that almost one in two participants thinks the odds of NFL players and referees betting on games in Las Vegas will increase as a result of the Oakland Raiders moving to Sin City within the coming years.
The poll asked 687 adults if they foresee ‘the increased possibility of players, referees, or team officials gambling on the outcome of games.’ Forty-six per cent replied ‘yes,’ while 42 percent said the likelihood would maybe not increase.
Perhaps more alarming for the NFL is that 21 % additionally stated the Las Vegas Raiders will tarnish the league’s reputation.
‘Those are high negatives,’ Seton Hall Sports Poll Director Rick Gentile noted. ‘It is hard to imagine any other major American city that would provoke such concern.’
In addition to the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, the city received its first major professional sports organization final year with all the announcement of a NHL expansion team. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will begin playing in T-Mobile Arena next autumn.
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