A Seton Hall poll demonstrates that the NFL’s apprehensions of enabling a franchise to call Las Vegas house are more than warranted.
NFL players and refs might be more susceptible to placing monetary 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, says a recent survey found that almost one in 2 respondents believes the probability of NFL players and referees betting on games in Las Vegas increases thanks to 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 per cent responded ‘yes,’ while 42 percent said the likelihood would perhaps not increase.
Perhaps more alarming for the NFL is that 21 per cent also 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.’
As well as the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, the city received its first major professional sports organization final year aided by the announcement of a NHL expansion team. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will begin playing in T-Mobile Arena next autumn.