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Poll shows most people oppose legalizing casinos

More than half of the respondents in a poll conducted by Bangkok University oppose legalizing casinos on the grounds that gambling is immoral and bad and, therefore, casinos should not be allowed to be set up here.

gambling in Thailand pollBangkok Poll sampled the opinions of 1,093 people who are over 18 years old from throughout the country on the subject of legalization of casinos.

The poll shows the following results: 58.5 percent oppose legalizing casinos against 35.1 percent who support legalizing casinos; 11.1 percent of the opponents thin casinos will encourage more youths to gamble and 13.5 percent believe that more people will get hooked to gambling; 14.8 percent who agree with the idea of legal casinos say that money will not be drained out to neighbouring countries where there are casinos; 5.9 percent of the supporters say the government will earn taxes from gambling and 8.2 percent believe that the idea will do away with illegal gambling.

Thai PBS



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