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IOWA POLL STILL AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING
22nd February, 2012 at 00:48:48
Most recent poll of 800 Iowans finds that 69% do not want internet gambling
The most recent regular state poll in Iowa, which sampled 800 adult Iowan opinions, has again delivered a vote against the introduction of online gambling in the state.
Politicians may be angling for legalised online poker (see recent reports) in the state, but the poll sample shows that 69% of residents are not in favour of internet gambling, with 28% positive about the pastime and 3% undecided.
The latest results showcase a small change from the previous survey back in February 2011, in which 73% expressed anti-online gambling sentiments.
Despite the popular opposition, a legislative effort is under way to legalise online poker in Iowa. A bill passed by a Senate sub-committee on Monday (see previous reports) would allow casino operators in the state to set up online poker games, which would be regulated and taxed similarly to games at brick-and-mortar casinos.
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