The findings of a new survey commissioned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation isn’t casting a favorable light on the public’s eagerness for online gambling.
We should note, however, that Sheldon Gary Adelson – an American business magnate and a fierce opponent of online gambling - is chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
The survey, which was conducted by the Tarrance Group, included telephone interviews with residents in the states of California, Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Voters in these four states are largely “pro-gaming.” Sixty percent (60%) of voters in these four states approve of their state allowing gaming as a way to generate revenue for the state,and only thirty-five percent (35%) are opposed.
However, voters in all four states have a universally different (and far more negative) view of internet gambling and internet poker. As you can see from the chart below, over 60% of voters in each of these four states indicate that they have a negative view of internet gambling/poker.
Overall, the outcome indicates that there is “universal opposition to any proposal that would legalize internet gambling or internet poker…”
According to the published findings, 60% of voters in these four states “are opposed to any proposal to legalize internet gambling or internet poker…”
The data from the surveys in Kentucky and Virginia found strong support for the current ban on internet gambling, with almost sixty percent (60%) indicating that they favor the current ban on internet gambling.