New Poll Shows Continuing Support for Gaming on Tribal Lands
Among the questions asked, voters were polled on their view the location of gaming casinos and whether having to drive 10 miles or more was seen as an inconvenience. Eighty-one percent (81%) say that casinos are convenient enough. Only 13% of those polled said that casinos should be located within cities and towns.
Asked if voters supported gaming being allowed at race tracks, voters were clear in their opposition. Sixty-six percent (66%) said that gaming should not be available at race tracks. Only 30% of those polled supported racinos. Of the 66% who are opposed, over a third expressed strong opposition to racinos.
Voters were also asked to weigh in about the impact on Indian gaming if racinos are allowed in
The results of the poll indicate that fully one-third of voters believe tribes have upheld the promises made to them in 2002 which ensured that gaming would be limited in scope, well-regulated and only on reservation land. Another one-third says tribes have probably upheld them. Only 15% of those polls said that tribes have not upheld these promises and 20% are unsure.
The poll was conducted by Wright Consulting Services. For more information, contact
Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) is has a membership of 18 tribes representing 90% of the Indian people living on reservations in
Contact: Sheila Morago, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association (602) 307-1570
SOURCE Arizona Indian Gaming Association