April 13, 2009 Gaming Industry Observer
POLITICIANS, OPERATORS TAKE NOTE: CASINOS MORE RADIOACTIVE THAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Americans in 2008 said by a margin of 84 percent to 14 percent that casino gambling is acceptable for themselves or others, according to the annual American Gaming Association poll. In the
same year, Americans also said by similar margin – 77 percent to 21 percent – that they would oppose the development of a casino in their community, according to the Saint Index poll.
In fact, the prospect of building a local casino is far more radioactive than building a nuclear power plant (60 percent opposed – “The Simpsons” must have something to do with that). Only the prospect of a local landfill is more rank – barely – than a casino.
Republished with permission of Gaming Industry Observer.