THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Traffic | Travel Guide | Weather | Holiday Guide | Mall Hours

Poll: Pennsylvania Voters Say ‘No’ To Online Gambling

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A new poll shows Pennsylvanians are at their limit when it comes to legalized gambling.

The new Quinnipiac Poll shows that by a margin of 55-percent to 37-percent, Pennsylvania voters think legal gambling in the state is a “good thing.”

“Pennsylvanians like gambling where it is right now,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said. “What we have is fine. But they don’t want it in their backyard, and they don’t want more casinos, and they’re also concerned about online gambling. They believe online gambling could lead to greater addictions.”

While 71-percent say if people are going to gamble, it’s better to have Pennsylvania get their money, 70-percent say there should not be more casinos in Pennsylvania, and 57-percent don’t want one in the town or city where they live.

By a margin of 62 to 33 percent, state voters oppose legalizing online gambling and 70-percent say online gaming and more casinos would lead to more addiction.

More from Tony Romeo
  • 12/20 Morning Buzz | PoliticsPA

    […] tripled health care costs KYW Newsradio: Pa. gets $51M federal grant for early education programs KYW Newsradio: Poll: Pa. voters say ‘no’ to online […]

  • Clear-cut Solutions Of Gambling – Where To Go | zacuvaw

    […] get a player’s card — If you’re going to gamble casino strategy at a casino drink at one of the bars instead of waiting for the complimentary drinks served by the […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live