LOOKING IN ON: GAMING

The Saint ReportNews 2006, saintblog0 Comments

November 27, 2006 Las Vegas Sun

Would you rather live next to a landfill, a casino or Wal-Mart?

The American Gaming Association and Harrah’s Entertainment have trotted out independent surveys over the past several years showing that most Americans don’t object to gambling. While that may be true, it doesn’t mean all of those folks want casinos nearby.

That’s the finding of a recent poll, and it comes as no surprise to casino companies that have had to overcome neighborhood opposition to casinos that, in some cases, were already approved by legislators or voters.

The poll, conducted by Saint Consulting, a Massachusetts firm that helps clients win land-use battles, found that 80 percent of Americans would oppose a casino proposed in their community.

LOOKING IN ON: GAMING

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