As states look for ways to increase revenue, many are making attempts to increase the availability of legalized sport wagering. Extending previous work designed to further our understanding of how such actions could potentially impact sport fandom, the current study examined the impact of prior participation in fantasy sports, a pastime sharing much in common with sport gambling. The findings revealed that level of participation in fantasy sports were related to expectations of increased sport wagering, should such opportunities become more available. However, fantasy sport participation was not related to expected changes in sport interest or consumption.
Wann, Daniel L.; Zapalac, Ryan K.; Peetz, Ted B.; Grieve, Frederick G.; and Partridge, Julie A.
"The Influence of Fantasy Sport Participation on Fans' Perceptions of the Impact of the Legalization of Sport Wagering,"
Findings in Sport, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Event Management: Vol. 1, Article 9.
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