51.4% agreed with the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports betting.
36.6% said the New Mexico state legislature should legalize sports betting, while 48.1% said it should not.
Only 16.4% said they would participate in sports betting if it was legalized.
We asked respondents what level of sports they believe should be included in legalized sports betting:
55.9% said betting on professional sports is acceptable, 44.1% said it’s not acceptable.
25.6% said that betting on college sports is acceptable, 74.4% said it’s not acceptable.
11.1% said that betting on high school sports is acceptable, 88.9% said it’s not acceptable.
32.1% believe that betting on local teams, such as the Lobos, should be allowed, 59% said it should not be allowed.
64.8% said that if it's legal, sports betting should take place in existing gaming facilities like casinos and racetracks.
25.4% said that if it's legal, sports betting should be allowed in privately run businesses, while 74.6% disagreed.
37.3% said that if it's legal, sports betting should allowed in state-run facilities, 62.7% disagreed.
31.9% have been to a New Mexico racetrack or casino in the last year, 68.1% have not.
If sports betting was legalized in New Mexico, only 22.1% would go to the racetracks or casinos more often. 78% either don’t gamble at all or wouldn’t alter their gaming habits because of legalized sports betting.