New Survey Show Perception of Online Gambling
Ipsos Reid is a company that recently held a survey of the American public. The goal was to find out what people’s perception of online gambling is and how they feel about its legalization. Interestingly, the findings were that a lot of Americans and Canadians believe that online gambling is already legalized. Though they may not directly participate in the hobby, they believed that debates were over and people were legally gambling consistently. When it comes to public feel about online gambling, the survey showed that about 49% of those selected believed that online gambling was a positive activity for the countries.
Though the information was interesting, it was hardly a surprise to many involved. Experts know that online gambling is not as negatively perceived as it once was by the American public. In fact most believe that it is a viable option to raising the money needed for governments to continue offering important public programs that are without funding at this time. The recession was a stark reality for millions and they understand how many budget cuts had to happen and how they affected the quality of programs available. Though some legislators are still campaigning that legalizing online gambling would bring crime in mass numbers, the voting public is still doubtful. There is no tangible evidence that online gambling is directly related to crime, corruption or an increase in addictions that are unmanageable. In fact, some legislators are maintaining that though they once may have been against online gambling, the real issue is whether or not the government can build in the proper safeguards into the system. If they can, then many legislators have said that they would change their minds on the issue and vote for gambling’s legalization and regulation.
One of the biggest issues to tackle is the issue of regulation. Many Americans believe that the proper regulation is what is going to bring success with legalizing gambling. Even legislators hold to the same idea. They are pushing hard for an increase in regulations that police activities online and protect all gamers. They also want programs that increase security and protect gamers’ identities and funding information. If these can be sorted out many believe that the question of online gambling will be answered swiftly and easily.