A Seton Hall poll suggests that the NFL’s apprehensions of enabling a franchise to phone Las vegas, nevada home are more than warranted.
NFL players and refs might become more at risk of placing monetary wagers 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, says a recent survey found that almost one in two respondents thinks the likelihood of NFL players and referees betting on games in Las Vegas will increase as a result of the Oakland Raiders moving to Sin City into the coming years.
The poll asked 687 adults if they foresee ‘the increased possibility of players, referees, or team officials gambling regarding the outcome of games.’ Forty-six percent replied ‘yes,’ while 42 percent said the likelihood would not increase.
Perhaps more alarming for the NFL is that 21 % also said 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.’
Besides the Raiders moving to Las vegas, nevada, the town received its very first major professional sports organization last year with all the announcement of an NHL expansion team. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will begin playing in T-Mobile Arena next autumn.