July TSP: SportsBiz Execs Consider Leagues Entitled to Portion of Bets Placed on Their Sport

1. Should leagues be entitled to a portion of the revenue generated by bets placed on their sport?

Yes – 56%
No – 40%
Not sure / No response – 4%

2. Legalizing and regulating sports betting in the U.S. will ___________ corruption (e.g. match fixing, points shaving) in sports.

Increase – 39%
Have no effect on – 39%
Decrease – 14%
Not sure / No response – 8%

3. If you were the athletic director of a Power 5 school, which of the following would you see as the easiest path toward increasing profitability of your program?

Developing new revenue streams – 52%
Cost control – 20%
Increasing traditional commercial revenue – 14%
Fundraising – 11%
Not sure / No response – 3%

4. On the eve of the 2018 college sports season, which poses a bigger threat for athletic departments?

The new tax law eliminating tax deductions for donors – 70%
The fallout from the NCAA basketball scandal from March 2018 – 21%
Not sure / No response – 9%

5. In your opinion, which tennis major offers the best fan experience?

U.S. Open – 35%
Wimbledon – 31%
Australian Open – 2%
French Open – 1%
Not sure / No response – 31%

6. Who has done the most for growing the sport of tennis in the last 50 years? (Write-in response; top mentions displayed)

Serena Williams – 15%
The Williams sisters – 10%
Billie Jean King – 9%
Roger Federer – 9%
John McEnroe – 7%
Arthur Ashe – 4%
Andre Agassi – 3%

7. Which NFL team department benefits more when holding training camp at team-owned facilities?

Player personnel – 46%
Business operations – 41%
Not sure / No response – 13%

8. So far you have followed the 2018 FIFA World Cup…

Less than you anticipated – 31%
As much as you anticipated – 42%
More than you anticipated – 27%
Not sure / No response – 0%

One Question on the Lighter Side:

9. In celebrating the arrival of grilling season, which is the must-have condiment in your household?

Ketchup – 52%
Mustard – 33%
Mayo – 8%
Relish – 2%
Not sure / No response – 5%

10. Thinking about your own particular business, what best describes your confidence level regarding the next 12 months for your own business?

7 – Extremely optimistic – 13%
6 – Very optimistic – 34%
5 – Somewhat optimistic – 35%
4 – Neither optimistic nor pessimistic – 11%
3 – Somewhat pessimistic – 5%
2 – Very pessimistic – 2%
1 – Extremely pessimistic – 0%
Not sure / No response – 0%

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