Americans don’t want all online gaming banned

Feb 19, 2014 10:43 AM

The Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection released the results of a recent poll that showed, by a margin of 57-36, respondents oppose Congress banning all online gaming nationwide.

In addition, 74 percent said states should have the right to determine whether or not they want to have online gaming within their borders.

The poll was conducted by North Star Opinion and consisted of 1,000 telephone interviews. The results seem to confirm that current efforts to get Congress to a ban on all online gaming are not popular with the American people.

“These results confirm what anybody with common sense knows: the American public doesn’t want Congress to pass a sweeping ban of all online gaming,” said Alison Siciliano from the Coalition. “A nationwide ban would put more Americans at risk online, and allow the current overseas, black market gambling operations to thrive.”

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