Survey Says Regulated Online Poker in America Acceptable

Published Friday, December 06, 2013 - Online-Casinos.com
Survey Says Regulated Online Poker in America Acceptable
America has been struggling with the concept of internet poker for some time and after the Department of Justice issued the clarification statement regarding online gambling regulations and how only betting on sports was illegal things changed dramatically. The big crack down on the big online poker web domains created even more confusion and distrust. A recent survey conducted by Online Poker Report which is an independent online poker news site focusing on legal and regulatory developments in the United States gave the industry a point of view as seen by the average citizen in the States. After surveying 1500 people, a relatively small sample of Americans, the report revealed that the majority of the people asked were either neutral or positive about regulated online poker. With a 1 to 5 grading the survey asked of their opinion on the subject with one representing strong opposition and five meant strong support. The results indicated 60% of respondents graded their opinion as three or better, indicating that over half of Americans are in favour of regulated and licensing of internet poker. Additionally, less than 30% of those who responded are strongly opposed to the subject of regulated online poker, indicating that the issue of regulation is not as important as the industry thought before, surprising some analysts. Those who indicated strong resistance to regulated online poker are according to the survey in the minority. One firm, Jackpot 247 that has reviewed the results stated, “We have seen lots of statistics and research findings indicating that the regulation of internet gambling and online poker is strongly opposed by the American general public, but these statistics actively contradict some of those assumptions. The study is a good look at the other side of the argument, and proves that the majority of people in the USA are actually neutral or in favour of online poker regulation.” The results of the survey depends a great deal on the states in which it was conducted so it should be viewed accordingly and in perspective.

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